Chapter 19. Querying Complex WMI Information
IN THIS CHAPTER
- Understanding WMI Relationships
- Associating WMI Instances
- Writing the Query
- Testing the Query
- Writing the Query in VBScript
- Another Example
In the previous chapter, I briefly described how some Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes have complex interrelationships with other classes, and promised to show you—in this chapter—how to deal with the information contained in those relationships. I even mentioned specific WMI Query Language (WQL) keywords, including
REFERENCES OF and
ASSOCIATORS OF—that are used to query these complex classes. Now it’s time to dive in and put them to work.
Understanding WMI Relationships
Probably the best way to understand the more complex ...