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Get-ComputerRestorePoint

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 11/17/2016
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SYNOPSIS

Gets the restore points on the local computer.

SYNTAX

ID (Default)

Get-ComputerRestorePoint [[-RestorePoint] <Int32[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

LastStatus

Get-ComputerRestorePoint [-LastStatus] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Get-ComputerRestorePoint cmdlet gets the restore points on the local computer. This cmdlet can also display the status of the most recent attempt to restore the computer.

You can use the information returned by this cmdlet to select a restore point, and you can use the sequence number to identify a restore point for the Restore-Computer cmdlet.

System restore points and the Get-ComputerRestorePoint cmdlet are supported only on client operating systems, such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Get all System Restore points from the local computer

PS C:\>Get-ComputerRestorePoint

This command gets all of the System Restore points on the local computer.

Example 2: Get all System Restore points with the specified sequence numbers

PS C:\>Get-ComputerRestorePoint -RestorePoint 232, 240, 245

This command gets the System Restore points with sequence numbers 232, 240, and 245.

Example 3: Display the status of the most recent system restore operation on the local computer

PS C:\>Get-ComputerRestorePoint -LastStatus

The last restore failed.

This command displays the status of the most recent System Restore operation on the local computer.

Example 4: Display all the System Restore points in a table

PS C:\>Get-ComputerRestorePoint | Format-Table SequenceNumber, @{Label="Date"; Expression={$_.ConvertToDateTime($_.CreationTime)}}, Description -Auto







SequenceNumber Date                  Description
-------------- ----                  -----------
253 8/5/2008 3:19:20 PM   Windows Update
254 8/6/2008 1:53:24 AM   Windows Update
255 8/7/2008 12:00:04 AM  Scheduled Checkpoint.

This command displays the System Restore points in a table for easy reading.

The Format-Table cmdlet includes a calculated property that uses the ConvertToDateTime method to convert the value of the CreationTime property from WMI format to a DateTime object.

Example 5: Get the sequence number of the most recent System Restore point

PS C:\>((Get-ComputerRestorePoint)[-1]).sequencenumber

This command gets the sequence number of the most recently created restore point on the computer.

The command uses the -1 index to get the last item in the array that this cmdlet returns.

PARAMETERS

-LastStatus

Indicates that this cmdlet gets the status of the most recent system restore operation.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: LastStatus
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-RestorePoint

Specifies the restore points, as sequence numbers, that this cmdlet gets. Enter the sequence numbers of one or more restore points. By default, this cmdlet gets all restore points on the local computer.

Type: Int32[]
Parameter Sets: ID
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

INPUTS

None

You cannot pipe objects to this cmdlet.

OUTPUTS

System.Management.ManagementObject#root\default\SystemRestore or String.

This cmdlet returns a SystemRestore object, which is an instance of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) SystemRestore class. When you use the LastStatus parameter, this cmdlet returns a string.

NOTES

  • To run a Get-ComputerRestorePoint command on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, open Windows PowerShell with the Run as administrator option.

    This cmdlet uses the WMI SystemRestore class.

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Checkpoint-Computer

Disable-ComputerRestore

Enable-ComputerRestore

Restart-Computer

Restore-Computer

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