More about the WMI Command-Line (WMIC)
I thought I would do a few searches for WMIC, and I realized I am a bit behind the times.
- From July 24, 2002, we had a Microsoft Support “WebCast titled WMIC: A New Approach to Managing Windows Infrastructure
- from a Command Line” – quite a bit of Q&A there to consume.
- WMI Tools, which include WMI CIM Studio: view and edit classes, properties, qualifiers, and instances in a CIM repository; run selected methods; generate and compile MOF files. WMI Object Browser: view objects, edit property values and qualifiers, and run methods.
- From July 2002 (probably the same webcast), we have “Examples of WMIC commands”
- From the March 2002 edition of Windows IT Pro magazine is a great article about WMIC.
- Information from the Platform SDK
- And if you want to start writing some scripts that you can run from the command line that use WMI (ignoring the WMIC), then I highly suggest digging into the WMI Scripting Primer Part 1 and Part 2. A couple of years ago I wrote a bunch of VB scripts to help manage our demo environment of virtual machines. Now we just use Microsoft Operations Manager to do those same tasks, and quite a bit more.
It just goes to show that there is so much inside Windows XP/2003, that I am still finding new (to me) content to help me dig into new (to me) topics.