Session.Invoke method

Invokes a method and returns the results of the method call.

Syntax


Session.Invoke( _
  ByVal actionUri, _
  ByVal resourceUri, _
  ByVal parameters, _
  [ ByVal flags ] _
)

Parameters

actionUri [in]

The URI of the method to invoke.

resourceUri [in]

The identifier of the resource to retrieve.

This parameter can contain one of the following:

parameters [in]

The XML representation of the input for the method. This string must be supplied or this method will fail.

flags [in, optional]

Reserved. Must be set to 0.

Return value

The XML representation of the method output.

Examples

The following VBScript code example starts a Calc.exe process. The strInputParameters parameter contains the input parameters in XML format. The only required input parameter for the Create method of the WMI Win32_Process class is the command line to execute.


Set objWsman = CreateObject( "WSMan.Automation" )
If objWsman is Nothing Then
    WScript.Echo "Failed to create WSMAN Automation object"
    WScript.Quit
End If 

Set objSession = objWsman.CreateSession
If objSession is Nothing Then
    WScript.Echo "Failed to create WSMAN Session object"
    WScript.Quit
End If 

strResource = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/" & _
    "wmi/root/cimv2/Win32_Process"

strInputParameters = "<p:Create_INPUT " & _
    "xmlns:p=""http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wmi/root/cimv2/Win32_Process"">" & _
    "<p:CommandLine>" & "calc.exe" & _
    "</p:CommandLine>" & _
    "</p:Create_INPUT>"

strOutputParameters = objSession.Invoke( "Create", _
    strResource, strInputParameters )

DisplayOutput( strOutputParameters )

'****************************************************
' Displays WinRM XML message using built-in XSL
'****************************************************
Sub DisplayOutput( strWinRMXml )
    Dim xmlFile, xslFile
    Set xmlFile = CreateObject( "MSXml2.DOMDocument.3.0" ) 
    Set xslFile = CreateObject( "MSXml2.DOMDocument.3.0" )
    xmlFile.LoadXml( strWinRMXml )
    xslFile.Load( "WsmTxt.xsl" )
    Wscript.Echo xmlFile.TransformNode( xslFile ) 
End Sub

The following VBScript code example calls the Session.Invoke method to execute the StopService method of Win32_Service. The StopService method does not have input parameters. However, the Invoke method requires an XML string in the parameters parameter.



Option Explicit

Dim objWsman
Dim objSession
Dim strResponse
Dim strActionURI
Dim strInputXml
Dim strResourceURI
Dim strMethodName

set objWsman = CreateObject("Wsman.Automation")
set objSession = objWsman.CreateSession
strResourceURI = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/"_
    & "wmi/root/cimv2/Win32_Service?Name=w32time"
strMethodName = "StopService"
strActionURI = strMethodName                                      

strInputXml = "<p:StopService_INPUT " _
    & "xmlns:p=""http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/"_
    & "wmi/root/cimv2/Win32_Service""/>"

strResponse = objSession.Invoke(strMethodName, strResourceURI, strInputXml)

call DisplayOutput(strResponse)
 
strMethodName = "StartService" 
strActionURI = strResourceURI & "/" & strMethodName  
strInputXml = "<p:StartService_INPUT " _
    & "xmlns:p=""http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/"_
    & "wmi/root/cimv2/Win32_Service""/>"
strResponse = objSession.Invoke(strMethodName, _
    strResourceURI, strInputXml)

call DisplayOutput(strResponse)

 
'****************************************************
' Displays WinRM XML message using built-in XSL
'****************************************************

Sub DisplayOutput( strWinRMXml )
    Dim xmlFile, xslFile
    Set xmlFile = CreateObject( "MSXml2.DOMDocument.3.0" )    
    Set xslFile = CreateObject( "MSXml2.DOMDocument.3.0" )
    xmlFile.LoadXml( strWinRMXml )
    xslFile.Load( "WsmTxt.xsl" )
    Wscript.Echo xmlFile.TransformNode( xslFile )           
End Sub


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Header

WSManDisp.h

IDL

WSManDisp.idl

Library

WSManDisp.tlb

DLL

WSMAuto.dll

See also

Session

 

 

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