Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). It is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows computing systems.
Write WMI scripts or applications to automate administrative tasks on remote computers. But WMI also supplies management data to other parts of the operating system and products — for example, System Center Operations Manager (formerly Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)), or Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
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