Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

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Which scripting languages can be used to manage Microsoft Windows personal computers and servers through WMI?

VBScript and PowerShell

Which organization's standards does WMI implement?

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)

In which version of Windows was the WMIC command-line interface deprecated?

Windows 10, version 21H1

Which of the following is NOT a purpose of WMI?

Implementing web development tools for Windows

In which range of Windows OSes is WMI preinstalled?

Windows 2000 through Windows 11

What are the major steps involved in the development of a WMI provider?

Determine the hosting model of the provider, create the provider template with the ATL wizard, register the provider with WMI and the system, test the provider

What is the significance of the increasing number of WMI providers in Windows?

It demonstrates a growing exposure of management data through WMI in Windows, leading to script and automation development

Which leading management-software packages are WMI-enabled and capable of consuming and providing WMI information?

MOM, SCCM, ADS, HP OpenView for Windows (HPOV)

What does WMI offer out of the box for someone willing to develop one or many WMI providers?

Many important advantages and features

During which era was the first WMI implementation released?

Windows NT 4.0 SP4 era

What is the purpose of WMI?

To define a set of environment-independent specifications for sharing management information between applications

Which Windows version marked the deprecation of the WMIC command-line interface?

Windows 10, version 21H1

What does WMI come preinstalled in?

Windows NT and Windows 95 to Windows 98

Which organization's standards does WMI implement?

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)

What scripting languages can be used to manage Microsoft Windows personal computers and servers through WMI?

VBScript and PowerShell

What standards does WMI complement?

Desktop Management Interface (DMI) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

What is the primary purpose of WMI providers?

To provide a common way to access management data from any source

What is the significance of the increasing number of WMI providers in Windows?

It signifies the ubiquitous management layer of Windows

Which version of Windows includes 47 providers for the Mobile Device Management (MDM) service?

Windows 2000

What are the major steps involved in the development of a WMI provider?

Define a model and create the WMI provider

Which scripting languages can be used to manage Microsoft Windows personal computers and servers through WMI?

.NET and VBScript

Which organization's standards does WMI implement?

CIM

What does WMI offer out of the box for someone willing to develop one or many WMI providers?

Many features

During which era was the first WMI implementation released?

'Windows NT 4.0 SP4 era'

In which version of Windows was the WMIC command-line interface deprecated?

'Windows Vista'

Test your knowledge about Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), which provides an interface for instrumented components to provide information and notification in Microsoft Windows.

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