WMI DS Provider
The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Directory Services (DS) Provider component is a built-in provider that comes with the WMI Software Development Kit (SDK), and makes the classes and objects in the Microsoft® Active Directory™ available to WMI applications. The DS Provider is a dynamic class provider and a dynamic instance provider, which means you can use it to perform both class and instance operations. Class operations are read-only operations, and include Enumerate, Get, and Query. Instance operations are both read and write operations, and include Enumerate, Get, Query, Put, Modify, and Delete.
This component includes the following files:
- Dsprov.dll. Dynamic-link library (.dll)
There are no services for this component.
The WMI DS Provider component is designed to work with the WMI CORE and other WMI Providers. The DS Provider also requires the TOOLS component for compilation of .mofs using the executable Mofcomp.exe.
The following components have related functionality:
- WMI Core
- WMI View Provider
- WMI Win32 Provider (server version)
- WMI Win32 Provider (client version)
- WMI Windows Installer Provider
- WMI SNMP Provider
The WMI DS Provider .dll and classes are registered with WMI automatically during the WMI installation process, using the standard process for providers. There should be no need for you to register this provider for your applications.
However, if an application requires the WMI DS Provider to be registered and it is not, you must register the .dll, then compile the Dsprov.mof file yourself using the MOF compiler as described below.
To compile Dsprov.mof with Windows 2000
- Open a command prompt window.
- Navigate to the WBEM installation directory (for example, %Windir%\system32\wbem\).
When you are done, perform instance enumeration.
There are no configuration requirements for this component.
Currently, the DS Provider provides enhanced secure access only to the Microsoft® Windows® XP and the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Active Directory.
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