Looking Inside the CIMV2 Namespace

Windows provides a basic tool called WBEMTest that allows you to connect to a WMI namespace and execute WMI operations. However, there are a number of tools from Microsoft and third parties with more intuitive graphical interfaces for displaying and navigating WMI namespaces. This section uses the Microsoft WMI Administrative Tools to look into the Root\CIMV2 namespace. These tools include the WMI CIM Studio and the WMI Object Browser. To download the latest WMI Administrative Tools, search for WMITools at www.microsoft.com/downloads. After downloading, run the WMITools.exe executable file to install the tools.

You can use CIM Studio to explore the classes in a namespace and view the properties, methods, and ...

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