O'Reilly logo

Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Listing WMI providers

Understanding the namespace assists the network administrator with judiciously applying WMI scripting to his or her network duties. However, as mentioned earlier, to access information through WMI, you must have access to a WMI provider. After implementing the provider, you can gain access to the information the provider makes available.

Note

Keep in mind that in nearly every case, installation of providers happens in the background via operating system configuration or management application installation. For example, addition of new roles and features to server SKUs often installs new WMI providers and their attendant WMI classes.

WMI bases providers on a template class, or a system class called __provider. Armed with ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required