Managing Applications Using WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provides a rich set of system management services built in to the Microsoft Windows operating systems. A broad spectrum of applications, services, and devices are available that use WMI to provide extensive management features for information technology (IT) operations and product support organizations. The use of WMI-based management systems leads to more robust computing environments and greater system reliability, which allows savings for corporations.

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Using WMI with the .NET Framework

Accessing Management Information with System.Management

Instrumenting .NET Framework Applications with System.Management

Browsing the WMI Schema