What's New in WMI

New Security Feature in Windows 7

The following lists the new Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) security feature that is available in Windows 7.

Controlling provider security

Changes to enhance the security of the WMI shared provider host process (wmiprvse.exe). These changes introduce three new group policies and two running modes for the WMI shared host, which are called secure and compatible modes. For more information, see Registry Keys for Controlling Provider Security.

New or Updated Features in Windows 8

The main update to Windows Management Instrumentation was the full release of the next-generation version of WMI, known as Windows Management Infrastructure (MI). MI is fully compatible with previous versions of WMI, and provides a host of features and benefits that make designing and developing providers and clients easier than ever. For more information on MI, see What's New in MI?

For more information about new features for WMI in previous operating system versions, see What's New in Windows 7, and What's New in Windows Vista.

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