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Query WMI


Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The Query WMI activity will send a WMI query to a system that you specify and return the results. This activity also can be used to check statistics on a remote server to create audit trails that can be reviewed later.

Before you configure the Query WMI activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The computer you are querying.

  • The WMI query statement you want to run.

Use the following information to configure the Query WMI activity.

Details Tab


Configuration Instructions


Type the name of the computer that you are running the WMI query against. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.


Type the name of the WMI namespace that you want to query.

WMI query

Type the WMI query that will be used to query the Computer. For more information about Windows Management Instrumentation, see Windows Management Instrumentation (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221343).

The following table lists the published data items.



Computer where the WMI query is performed

The name of the computer where the WMI query was ran.

WMI Query

The WMI query that was sent to the computer.

WMI Query Result as a string

The result of the WMI query.

WMI Namespace

The WMI namespace that you queried.

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