Chapter 12. Developing WMI Providers

One of the most powerful features of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is that it allows developers to expose their own management objects through a provider. WMI offers a lot of infrastructure that makes writing providers reasonably straightforward. Let's look at the big picture of current approaches used by developers to expose their management interfaces.

If you're a developer of a client-side project, then it's likely that you don't have any facility to manage and monitor the software. Managing and monitoring client applications is sometimes viewed as more of a problem than managing and monitoring server-side applications. Microsoft has already led the way by making Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer ...

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