The WMI Reference contains the following topics that discuss the core features of WMI.
Note In addition, you can read about the Windows Management Infrastructure (MI) reference at MI Reference.
|WMI Classes||Complete list of the classes defined by WMI.|
|WMI Providers||List of preinstalled providers that can request information from, and send instructions to, WMI managed objects.|
|COM API for WMI||Complete list of the COM interfaces used by C and C++ management applications and providers to access WMI.|
|Scripting API for WMI||Complete list of the components of the Scripting API for WMI.|
|WMI and SQL||WMI queries use WQL, a subset of SQL named WQL.|
|WMI Log Files||WMI and the WMI providers create several log files that assist in troubleshooting.|
|WMI Security||This section provides a list of objects used in security descriptors and constants used in methods that manipulate security descriptors or privileges.|
|WMI Command-Line Tools||Syntax used by mofcomp, winmgmt, wmic, smi2smir, and wmiadap.|
|WMI Infrastructure Objects and Values||Information about WMI return codes, events, qualifiers, Managed Object Format (MOF) syntax, performance counter types, and other data used by WMI providers, scripts, and applications.|
|Managed Reference for WMI Windows PowerShell Command Classes||
Windows PowerShell implements Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) functionality through a set of cmdlets. You can use these cmdlets to complete the end-to-end tasks that are necessary to manage local and remote computers.
See Windows PowerShell for more information.