Retrieving WMI Class or Instance Data

The main data objects in WMI are classes and instances. The following table lists the different techniques available for retrieving data from a WMI class or instance.

Topic Description
Retrieving a WMI Class Retrieving information on the general parameters of an object.
Retrieving a WMI Instance Retrieving information describing a unique, individual object on your enterprise.
Retrieving Part of a WMI Instance Retrieving one or more parts of an instance, but not the entire instance.
Accessing a WMI Qualifier Accessing more information contained in a qualifier.


For more information, see Manipulating Class and Instance Information.