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Retrieving Class or Instance Data

The main data objects in WMI are classes and instances. The following table lists the different techniques available for retrieving data from a WMI class or instance.

Retrieving a Class Retrieving information on the general parameters of an object.
Retrieving an Instance Retrieving information describing a unique, individual object on your enterprise.
Retrieving Part of an Instance Retrieving one or more parts of an instance, but not the entire instance.
Accessing a Qualifier Accessing more information contained in a qualifier.


For more information, see Manipulating Class and Instance Information.



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