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The Win32_NetworkConnection class represents an active network connection in a Win32 environment.

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In this WMI class, all WMI properties are read-only. You can only read values but not change them.


Data type UInt32

The AccessMask property is a bit array representing the access rights as set remotely on the network share held by the user or group on whose behalf the instance is returned. This property is only supported under Windows NT and Windows 2000.




Data type String

The Caption property is a short textual description (one-line string) of the object.


Data type String

The Comment property contains a comment supplied by the network provider.


Data type String

The ConnectionState property indicates the current state of the network connection.



Data type String

The ConnectionType property indicates the persistence type of the connection used for connecting to the network.

Example: Permanent.

'Current Connection','Persistent Connection'


Data type String

The Description property provides a textual description of the object.


Data type String

The DisplayType property indicates how the network object should be displayed in a network browsing user interface.

Example: Generic.



Data type DateTime

The InstallDate property is datetime value indicating when the object was installed. A lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.


Data type String

The LocalName property indicates the local name of the connected network device.

Example: c:\public.


Data type String

The Name property indicates the name of the current network connection. It is the combination of the value in the RemoteName property and the value in the LocalName property.

Example: \\NTRELEASE (c:\public).


Data type Boolean

The Persistent property determines whether this connection will be reconnected automatically by the operating system on the next logon.

Values: $true or $false. A value of $true indicates the network connection will be automatically connected.


Data type String

The ProviderName property contains the name of the provider that owns the resource. This property can be NULL if the provider name is unknown.


Data type String

The RemoteName property contains the remote network resource name for a network resource. For a current or persistent connection, RemoteName contains the network name associated with the name of the value in the LocalName property. The name in RemoteName must follow the network provider’s naming conventions.

Example: \\NTRELEASE.


Data type String

The RemotePath property contains the full path to the network resource.

Example: \\infosrv1\public


Data type String

The ResourceType property identifies the type of resource to enumerate or connect to.



Data type String

The Status property is a string indicating the current status of the object. Various operational and non-operational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses are “OK”, “Degraded” and “Pred Fail”. “Pred Fail” indicates that an element may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future. An example is a SMART-enabled hard drive. Non-operational statuses can also be specified. These are “Error”, “Starting”, “Stopping” and “Service”. The latter, “Service”, could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is on-line, yet the managed element is neither “OK” nor in one of the other states.

'OK','Error','Degraded','Unknown','Pred Fail','Starting','Stopping','Service','Stressed','NonRecover','No Contact','Lost Comm'


Data type String

The UserName property contains the user name or the default user name used to establish a network connection.

Example: SYSTEM.



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Content last updated: 2013-12-27 12:20:41 (UTC).