PowerShell for Windows Admins

Jun 23 2011   3:16PM GMT

root\wmi – Monitor brightness

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


The monitor brightness can be discovered like this

function get-monitorBrightness {

$monitors = Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\wmi -Class WmiMonitorBrightness

foreach ($monitor in $monitors){
$brightness = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
CurrentLevel = $monitor.CurrentBrightness
MaxLevel = $($monitor.Level | sort | select -Last 1)

The WmiMonitorBrightness class is used. The level property holds the brightness levels that can be set. A simple sort ensures we get the maximum setting

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