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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Scripting

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About Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Scripting

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows systems. WMI provides users with information about the status of local or remote computer systems. It also supports such actions as the configuration of security settings, setting and changing system properties, setting and changing permissions for authorized users and user groups, assigning and changing drive labels, scheduling processes to run at specific times, backing up the object repository, and enabling or disabling error logging. WMI is installed on all computers with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008.