Understanding the WMI Provider for Configuration Management
Microsoft SQL Server provides the WMI Provider for Configuration Management. This lets you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to manage SQL Server services, SQL Server client and server network settings, and server aliases. SQL Server services, network settings, and aliases are represented by WMI objects in the root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement11 namespace of the computer. After a connection is established with the WMI provider on the specified computer, the services, network settings, and aliases can be queried using WQL or a scripting language.
The WMI Provider is an instance provider. It supplies instances of the WMI Classes and supports the following asynchronous operations.
For examples of management application using the WMI Provider for Configuration Management, see Using WQL and Scripting Languages with the WMI Provider for Configuration Management.
For more information about programming management applications using the WMI Provider, see the WMI documentation in the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK.