Removing WMI support from Enterprise Library

In our quest to simplify EntLib’s codebase, we are considering removing WMI2 support in v5. This is based on recommendation by our Advisory board, as well as lack of usage and interest from the user community and the high development complexity to maintain WMI2 integration (the code itself as well as non-trivial environmental setup on dev and test machines).

If this is something you care deeply about, please scream now. We are waiting for any scenarios that could convince us to keep WMI2 support of EntLib objects till the end of October.

Note: as part of our instrumentation story, we will continue to maintain EventLog and perf counter updates.