Chapter 13. Programming Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
You view and manage SQL Server services, network settings, and server-alias settings using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provider for Configuration Management. The
ManagedComputer class in the
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Wmi namespace represents a WMI installation on a SQL Server instance. It provides access to the WMI Provider for Configuration Management.
ManagedComputer class is the top class in the SMO WMI hierarchy, just as the
Server class is the top class in the SMO instance classes.
ManagedComputer objects operate independently of
You can use the WMI Provider for Configuration Management in one of three ways:
Use a Windows Management Instrumentation Query Language (WQL) editor or query tool such as
WBEMTest.exeto execute queries.
Use a scripting language such as VBScript, JScript, or Perl in which you can embed and execute WQL queries.
ManagedComputerclass in the
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Wminamespace from a .NET SMO application.
This book deals only with using the
ManagedComputer class in a .NET SMO application. For more information about the other alternatives, see Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Books Online.
Programming SMO WMI Classes
Figure 13-1 shows the relationship between SMO classes used with the WMI Provider for Configuration Management.
This section shows how to programmatically use SMO WMI classes. The examples in this section are all built using ...