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ManagementScope Class

Represents a scope (namespace) for management operations.

System.Object
  System.Management.ManagementScope

Namespace:  System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

'Declaration
Public Class ManagementScope _
	Implements ICloneable

The ManagementScope type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodManagementScopeInitializes a new instance of the ManagementScope class, with default values. This is the default constructor.
Public methodManagementScope(ManagementPath)Initializes a new instance of the ManagementScope class representing the specified scope path.
Public methodManagementScope(String)Initializes a new instance of the ManagementScope class representing the specified scope path.
Public methodManagementScope(ManagementPath, ConnectionOptions)Initializes a new instance of the ManagementScope class representing the specified scope path, with the specified options.
Public methodManagementScope(String, ConnectionOptions)Initializes a new instance of the ManagementScope class representing the specified scope path, with the specified options.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyIsConnectedGets a value indicating whether the ManagementScope is currently bound to a WMI server and namespace.
Public propertyOptionsGets or sets options for making the WMI connection.
Public propertyPathGets or sets the path for the ManagementScope.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCloneReturns a copy of the object.
Public methodConnectConnects this ManagementScope to the actual WMI scope.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodICloneable.CloneCreates a new object that is a copy of the current instance.
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The following example initializes a new ManagementScope with a specific path and then connects the scope object to a WMI namespace. The example connects to a namespace on a remote computer.

Imports System
Imports System.Management
Public Class RemoteConnect

    Public Overloads Shared Function Main( _
    ByVal args() As String) As Integer 


        ' Build an options object for the remote connection 
        ' if you plan to connect to the remote 
        ' computer with a different user name 
        ' and password than the one you are currently using 

        ' Dim options As ConnectionOptions  
        ' options = new ConnectionOptions() 

        ' Then set the options.Username and  
        ' options.Password properties to the correct values 
        ' and also set  
        ' options.Authority = "ntlmdomain:DOMAIN" 
        ' and replace DOMAIN with the remote computer's 
        ' domain.  You can also use Kerberos instead 
        ' of ntlmdomain. 


        ' Make a connection to a remote computer. 
        ' Replace the "FullComputerName" section of the 
        ' string "\\FullComputerName\root\cimv2" with 
        ' the full computer name or IP address of the 
        ' remote computer. 
        Dim scope As ManagementScope
        scope = New ManagementScope( _
            "\\FullComputerName\root\cimv2")
        scope.Connect()

        ' Use this code if you are connecting with a  
        ' different user name and password: 
        
        ' Dim scope As ManagementScope 
        ' scope = New ManagementScope( _ 
        '     "\\FullComputerName\root\cimv2", options) 
        ' scope.Connect() 

        ' Query system for Operating System information 
        Dim query As ObjectQuery
        query = New ObjectQuery( _
            "SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem")
        Dim searcher As ManagementObjectSearcher
        searcher = _
            New ManagementObjectSearcher(scope, query)

        Dim queryCollection As ManagementObjectCollection
        queryCollection = searcher.Get()

        Dim m As ManagementObject
        For Each m In queryCollection
            ' Display the remote computer information
            Console.WriteLine("Computer Name : {0}", _
                m("csname"))
            Console.WriteLine("Windows Directory : {0}", _
                m("WindowsDirectory"))
            Console.WriteLine("Operating System: {0}", _
                m("Caption"))
            Console.WriteLine("Version: {0}", m("Version"))
            Console.WriteLine("Manufacturer : {0}", _
                m("Manufacturer"))
        Next 

        Return 0
    End Function 
End Class

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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