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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Managing IIS 6.0 Programmatically by Using WMI

WMI is a management infrastructure that lets you monitor and control system resources through a common set of interfaces. WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), an industry initiative to establish standards for accessing and sharing management information over an enterprise network. WMI is WBEM-compliant and provides integrated support for the Common Information Model (CIM) — the data model that describes the objects that exist in a management environment.

WMI includes an object repository, which is the database of object definitions, and an object manager that handles the collection and manipulation of objects in the repository and gathers information from WMI ...

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