WMI Scripting Primer

Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Scripting Guide

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the primary management technology for Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. It enables consistent and uniform management, control, and monitoring of systems throughout your enterprise. Based on industry standards, WMI allows system administrators to query, change, and monitor configuration settings on desktop and server systems, applications, networks, and other enterprise components. System administrators can write scripts that use the WMI Scripting Library to work with WMI and create a wide range of systems management and monitoring scripts.

In This Chapter

WMI Overview

WMI Architecture

Common Information Model

WMI Scripting Library

Writing WMI Scripts