WMI Feature Set and Architecture

WMI makes it much easier to write programs and scripts that interact with local resources on Windows systems. WMI serves as an abstraction layer between management applications and scripts and the physical and logical resources they manage. WMI exposes managed resources through a COM (Component Object Model) API (application programming interface). Programs written in C/C++ can call these resources directly, or you can access them through intermediate layers by applications such as scripts, Windows forms, or web forms. WMI presents a consistent and extensible object model to represent a wide variety of system, network, and other resources. Here are some examples of what you can do with WMI:

• Rename the built ...

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