WMI and SMS
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the Microsoft implementation of the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard. WMI is a middle-layer technology that enables standardized management of Windows-based computers. It collects computer management data from a wide variety of sources and makes it accessible by using standard interfaces. WMI can be accessed remotely, but it does not consolidate the management data in a central location—that is one of the functions of SMS.
WMI can collect and set configuration details for a wide variety of hardware types, operating system components and subsystems, and application systems, because it uses providers to work with those systems. The provider for SMS is called the SMS Provider.
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Explains how SMS uses WMI to collect information.
Provides a code example showing how to connect to the SMS Provider by using a simple script.
Provides a code example showing how to read SMS objects.
Provides a code sample to read lazy properties from an SMS Object.
Provides code examples that show how typical SMS scripting tasks work.
Provides overview information about SMS object security.
Provides a code example that demonstrates how to grant SMS security rights.
Provides a code example showing how to update the site control file programmatically.