WMI for server Management : Part 1


After working on infrastructures there are some basic technology which i came to know while reading about them one of them is WMI ( Windows Management Instrumentation ) i am also exploring it and trying to findout which all administrative or developement stuff i can learn from it just to manage remote systems .

  • WMI is basically used to manage windows based operating systems .
  • Its a infrastructure for windows based system .
  • System administrator can automate administrative tasks for windows OS based system .
  • It can supply management data to different other parts of operating systems and products like : SCOM , or Windows Remote Management (WinRM ).
  • With the help of WMI we can use scripting language like VBscript and Powershell .
  • It comes with mostly with every os : Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line .
  • Architecture of WMI & Components  :
  1. Managed objects and WMI providers           
  2. WMI infrastructure
  3. WMI consumers    

  • Its implementation of an industry standard for providing management information to all of the software and hardware elements
  • The man behind WMIC is Jeffrey Snover, who went on to bring us PowerShell.

Tools

1. Scriptomatic

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=12028

Examples : from Command Prompt

C:\Users\devendrasingh1>wmic

Output : wmic:root\cli>

For Help :

wmic:root\cli>/? 

For BIOS information : 

wmic:root\cli>BIOS

wmic:root\cli>BIOS List Brief 

All Running Process  

wmic:root\cli>Process

Disk Information :

wmic:root\cli>Diskdrive List Brief

PageFile Information :

wmic:root\cli>PAGEFILE

Disk Information

wmic:root\cli>logicaldisk

I am still exploring it will keep posting about it .

wmic:root\cli>/?:full

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About Devendra Singh

A guy with self learning capability , Analytical Ability , Exploring in nature , Just looking for ways for spreading happiness among everyone. Little aggressive some time. Just want peace everywhere in this world.
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