Chapter 11. Querying WMI

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different methods for querying WMI.

  • Use the Select-Object cmdlet to create a custom object from a WMI query.

  • Configure the -filter argument to limit information returned by WMI.

  • Configure the WMI query to return selected properties.

  • Use the Where-Object cmdlet to filter information returned from WMI.

  • Leverage both hardware classes and system classes to configure machines.

After network administrators and consultants get their hands on a couple of Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts, they begin to arrange all kinds of scenarios for use. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing is that WMI is powerful technology that can quickly ...

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