Using WMI and CIM in PowerShell

This course teaches you how you can use the CIM cmdlets and PowerShell to manage local and remote systems.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 15, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
Table of contents
Introduction to the Course
Understanding CIM, WMI, and OMI
Exploring CIM
Connecting to CIM
Understanding CIM Classes
Querying CIM Instances
Invoking CIM Methods
Managing CIM Instances
Writing WQL Queries
Responding to System Events
References, Associators, and Course Conclusion
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 15, 2016
Duration
3h 32m
Description

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a core component of Windows that enables you to manage hosts both locally and remotely. Virtually every driver and OS subsystem/feature/role supports a WMI interface. As WMI is standards based, it also interoperates with Open Source systems that implement Open Management Instrumentation (OMI). The CIM cmdlets, introduced with PowerShell v3, provide a superior module you can use to manage systems using WMI (both Windows systems and any host that implements OMI). The course first looks at the architecture of WMI, how to explore WMI, and how to connect to WMI on remote and local machines. The course teaches you how to manage your systems with WMI, including creating, modifying, and destroying WMI data instances, invoke WMI methods locally or remotely, and managing eventing. We also look at associators and references used to link WMI data items. The course presents theory, shows how to use PowerShell to perform key operations, and provides demonstrations so you can see this technology at work. The CIM cmdlets are a set of cmdlets you use to manage your system as we show in this course.

About the author
About the author

Thomas is a UK IT Pro, with over 40 year’s experience in the IT field. He’s presently doing writing, consulting and training around some of the key Microsoft technologies including PowerShell, Lync and Windows Server/client.

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