Quick Overview of WMI

Posted by on Friday, January 16, 2004 (PST)

Windows Management Instrumention (WMI) is Microsoft's implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM).

Quick Overview of WMI


Snipped from MSDN

Windows Management Instrumentation (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.


  • Windows 2003
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95 OSR2
Resources / Downloads
Microsoft - WMI Core, WMI SDK, WMI SNMP
Microsoft - WMI Resources
Microsoft - WMI SDK Documentation
Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)

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