Using WMI to retrieve performance counters

Another way to access performance information is via WMI. You can use either the WMI or the CIM cmdlets to access a large number of performance counters, as an alternative to using Get-Counter.

When using WMI, the naming structure for counter information is different from using Get-Counter. With WMI, counters are exposed via separate WMI classes whose names are slightly different from those you use with Get-Counter. Effectively, with WMI, each performance counter set is a WMI class.

You find the WMI performance counters in the ROOT\CimV2 namespace; they have names that begin with Win32_Perf. For example, the Memory performance counter set contains 36 separate counters. The Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfOS_Memory ...

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