WMI stands for Windows Management Instrumentation. Knowing your way around WMI can help you improve the monitoring of your systems, and help you automate many common systems administration tasks. WMI’s purpose is similar to that of SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): to enable the querying and control of management information in an enterprise – but it has a significantly different architecture under the covers. WMI is the de facto foundation of Microsoft’s management strategy. The more you are familiar with it, the better systems administrator you can be.
For those of you who need a guide, we are publishing a new eBook: The Comprehensive Guide to WMI, authored once again by yours truly. We felt that we simply couldn’t stop at the Comprehensive Guide to SNMP…helping you and your team improve is what LogicMonitor is all about.
- What WMI is and why you would use it
- How and what you can query with WMI
- Best practices for troubleshooting WMI
- How to WMI to remote computers
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