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Creating WMI Clients

WMI provides a standardized system management infrastructure that can be leveraged by a number of different clients. These clients range from the wmic.exe command line tool to System Center Operations Manager. You can write your own WMI clients by using either the WMI Scripting API, the native C++ API or by using the types in the System.Management .NET Framework class library namespace.

The following table lists the topics covered in this section.

TopicDescription
Connecting to WMI on a Remote Computer Describes a number of issues that arise when clients use the WMI infrastructure on a remote computer.
WMI Tasks for Scripts and Applications Shows example WMI client code.
Creating a WMI Application or Script Provides information about creating various WMI clients.
Scripting in WMI Provides information focused on writing WMI client scripts.
Monitoring Performance Data Describes how to use WMI to monitor performance data.
Receiving a WMI Event Describes how to view WMI events.
Monitoring Events Describes how to monitor WMI events.
Querying with WQL Introduces the WMI Query Language (WQL).
Querying the Status of Optional Features In Windows 7, WMI implemented the Win32_OptionalFeature class. This class retrieves the status of the optional features that are present on a computer.
Describing the Location of a WMI Object Focuses on the syntax for describing the location of a WMI managed entity.
Accessing Other Operating System Features with WMI Describes how to write WMI clients that access device drivers, Active Directory, and SNMP devices.
Accessing Data in the Interop Namespace Association providers enable Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) clients to traverse and retrieve profiles and associated class instances from different namespaces.
Manipulating Class and Instance Information Describes the common tasks that WMI clients must perform.
Linking Classes Together Discusses the view provider and how it can be used to bring together information from multiple WMI classes.
Modifying the System Registry Describes how WMI clients can use WMI to manage system registry information.

 

 

 

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