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Microsoft® VBScript Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Chapter 8. Using WMI

Before You Begin

To work through the material presented in this chapter, you need to be familiar with the following concepts from earlier chapters:

  • Implementing a dictionary

  • Implementing the For...Next statement

  • Implementing the Select Case construction

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Connect to the WMI provider

  • Navigate the WMI namespace

  • Run queries to retrieve information from WMI

  • Send the output of a WMI query to a dictionary

Leveraging WMI

The discussion in the first few chapters of this book focused on what you can do with Microsoft Visual Basic, Scripting Edition (VBScript). From a network management perspective, many useful tasks can be accomplished using just VBScript, but to truly begin to unleash the power ...

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