WMI events

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

If you are using a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)-based console to manage your servers, you can subscribe to different WMI events that report on your Windows Media server activity and set alerts that enable you to respond to situations as they arise.

Windows Media Services includes the WMS WMI Event Handler plug-in. After enabling and configuring the WMS WMI Event Handler plug-in, you can receive local or remote notification of server events. You can monitor the following server functions:

  • Server. Reports server status or property changes.

  • Client. Reports client-side events in Windows Media Player.

  • Limit. Reports server limits whenever they are changed or reached.

  • Playlist. Reports playlist-related events.

  • Cache. Reports any events pertaining to cache activity.

  • Publishing point. Reports changes in publishing point status or properties.

  • Plug-in. Reports publishing point and server plug-in activity.

WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), which is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components in an enterprise environment. For more information about WMI events and classes in Windows Media Services, see the Windows Media Services SDK.

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