Which Virtual Machine consoles are open?

Ever wonder which virtual machine consoles were open? I was working on an unrelated script the other day and stumbled on the ‘NumMksConnections’ property. It is a simple integer that appears to contain the number of open Mouse-Keyboard-Screen connections to a virtual machine. A simple PowerCLI one liner will show us all of the virtual machines with more than 0 open connections.

Get-View -viewtype virtualmachine | %{if ($_.RunTime.NumMksConnections -ne 0) {write-host $_.config.name has $_.RunTime.NumMksConnections console connection`(s`) open}}

I noticed a few other properties in RunTime that I’d like to try out. Question and ToolsInstallerMounted may be worth trying to throw in the next version of vCheck.

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