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Wmic

Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Vista

Displays WMI information inside an interactive command shell.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.

Syntax
command </parameter>
Sub-commands

The following sub-commands are available at all times:

 

Sub-command Description

class

Escapes from the default alias mode of WMIC to access classes in the WMI schema directly.

path

Escapes from the default alias mode of WMIC to access instances in the WMI schema directly.

context

Displays the current values of all global switches.

[quit | exit]

Exits the WMIC command shell.

Parameters

 

Parameter Description

</parameter>

<Concise description, starts with a verb.>

</param2>

<Another concise description, starts with a verb.>

Examples

To display the current values of all global switches, type:

wmic context

Output similar to the following displays:

  NAMESPACE    : root\cimv2
  ROLE         : root\cli
  NODE(S)      : BOBENTERPRISE
  IMPLEVEL     : IMPERSONATE
  [AUTHORITY   : N/A]
  AUTHLEVEL    : PKTPRIVACY
  LOCALE       : ms_409
  PRIVILEGES   : ENABLE
  TRACE        : OFF
  RECORD       : N/A
  INTERACTIVE  : OFF
  FAILFAST     : OFF
  OUTPUT       : STDOUT
  APPEND       : STDOUT
  USER         : N/A
  AGGREGATE    : ON

To change the language ID used by the command line to English (locale ID 409), type:

wmic /locale:ms_409