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Microsoft System Center by Mitch Tulloch, Kaushal Pandey, Brandon Linton, Manish Raval, Rushi Faldu

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CHAPTER 1Introduction to WMI in Configuration Manager 2012

In Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) plays a major role in storing site-specific and client-related management information. WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) standards from the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).

The purpose of WMI is to define a proprietary set of environment-independent specifications that allow management information to be shared between management applications. WMI prescribes enterprise management standards and related technologies for Windows operating systems that work with existing management standards, such as Desktop ...

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