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PowerShell and WMI by Foreword by Ed Wilson, Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 5. System documentation

 

This chapter covers
  • Discovering system hardware
  • Discovering operating system configuration
  • Discovering installed software

 

Using WMI to discover information about your systems is the traditional role of the technology. Many of the WMI-based scripts that you’ll find will show how to perform these tasks. Documenting systems is a necessary task, but one that most administrators put off until they’re forced into it. It’s a long, tedious, and boring process.

Not anymore! The scripts you’ll work with in this chapter won’t necessarily make documenting your systems interesting, but they will make it a quick and relatively painless process. Run the functions from this chapter and output the results to a file. ...

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