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 ...