What's New in Windows Server 2003 SP1
The following table lists the documentation for new WMI features in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).
|64-bit data types in scripts||For scripting languages, there are guidelines to follow when using WMI class property values that have uint64 or sint64 data types. For more information, see Scripting in WMI.|
|Accessing WMI data on 64-bit platforms and providing data to WMI||Scripts and applications that access Registry data through StdRegProv can request connection to 32- or 64-bit registry hives. For more information, see Getting and Providing Data on a 64-bit Computer.|
|Information about writing providers||WMI makes data about Windows manageable objects available through WMI providers. For more information, see Providing Data to WMI.|
|Windows Firewall service changes for remote connections||Windows Firewall service requires DCOM configuration changes for remote connections.|
|Access to WMI log folder||Non-administrators do not have access to the WMI log folder. For more information, see WMI log folder access.|
|Downloads||Updated information about the WMI CIM Studio tool.|
|Prevention of code execution on memory data pages||Win32_OperatingSystem has three new properties to help prevent buffer overrun attacks by indicating whether code can execute on memory data pages. The properties are DataExecutionPrevention_32BitApplications, DataExecutionPrevention_Available, and DataExecutionPrevention_Drivers.|
|Namespaces can require encrypted connections||Provider writers can require clients to use encryption when connecting to a namespace. For more information, see Requiring an Encrypted Connection to a Namespace. |
Client applications and scripts must set authentication appropriately. For more information, see Setting the Default Process Security Level Using VBScript or Setting Authentication Using C++.
|New functionality for Win32_StartupCommand||The UserSID property gives the SID of the user for whom the startup command runs, even if the User property is empty.|
|Querying with WQL||The limit to the number of AND and OR keywords that can be used in WQL queries has been increased.|
|WMI C++ Application Examples||New information about completing tasks in WMI using C++.|