Inside the WMI Object Model

Understanding the WMI object model is essential if you will write programs or scripts that interact with WMI. It is also helpful for ConfigMgr administrators who want a better understanding of ConfigMgr objects such as collections and client settings. The DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM) is the basis for the WMI object model. CIM defines a core model that provides the basic semantics for representing managed objects and describes several common models representing specific areas of management, such as systems, networks, and applications. Third parties develop extended models, which are platform platform-specific implementations of common classes. You can categorize the class definitions used to represent managed ...

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