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Standard Consumer Classes

The following table lists the classes for WMI preinstalled permanent consumers. You can create instances of these classes to provide the permanent consumer class to supply the logical consumer that responds when triggered by the events specified in the filter. For example, use the ActiveScriptEventConsumer class to define the script that executes when a specified event occurs.

For more information, see Monitoring and Responding to Events with Standard Consumers and Monitoring Events.

ClassDescription
ActiveScriptEventConsumer Executes a predefined script in an arbitrary scripting language when an event is delivered to it.

Example: Running a Script Based on an Event

CommandLineEventConsumer Launches an arbitrary process in the local system context when an event is delivered to it. This consumer is available on Windows XP.

Example: Running a Program from the Command Line Based on an Event

LogFileEventConsumer Writes customized strings to a text log file when events are delivered to it. This consumer is available on Windows XP.

Example: Writing to a Log File Based on an Event

NTEventLogEventConsumer Logs a specific message to the Windows event log when an event is delivered to it. This consumer is available on Windows XP.

Example: Logging to NT Event Log Based on an Event

ScriptingStandardConsumerSetting Provides registration data common to all instances of the ActiveScriptEventConsumer class.
SMTPEventConsumer Sends an email message using SMTP each time an event is delivered to it.

Example: Sending Email Based on an Event

 

Related topics

Monitoring Events
Receiving Events At All Times
Running a Script Based on an Event
Sending Email Based on an Event

 

 

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