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Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Look by Adam Driscoll

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Chapter 5. Using the Common Informational Model

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is an infrastructure built into Windows which allows for management and automation of the system. WMI is based on the Common Informational Model (CIM), which helps define objects within a computer system using a common model. Thus, WMI is Microsoft's implementation of CIM.

PowerShell exposes ways of querying and controlling the WMI interfaces to make working with the system easier. Since the first version of PowerShell, cmdlets and type extensions have existed that have made working with WMI seamless. In the newest version of PowerShell and the Windows Management Framework, WMI and PowerShell become even more intertwined. The Windows Management Framework ...

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