Introduction to WMI

by sugadmin on February 21, 2005

Wednesday, March 09, 2005 at 6:00 PM

This talk will explore Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). WMI provides the ability to remotely query and manage objects that define the Windows operating system. The main object categories are: user, network, system, software, and hardware. WMI can be accessed through a variety of programming languages including, but not limited to, VBScript, C++, C#, open database connectivity (ODBC), Visual Basic, and HTML. It provides a friendly query language, WQL, that is very similar to SQL.
In short, WMI allows you to manage large networks, query and set information on desktop systems, applications, networks, and other enterprise components, and can even be used to monitor events that occur on remote machines.

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