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Microsoft® Windows PowerShell™ Step By Step by Ed Wilson

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Working with WMI Classes

In addition to working with namespaces, the inquisitive network administrator will want to explore the concept of classes. In WMI parlance, you have core classes, common classes, and dynamic classes. Core classes represent managed objects that apply to all areas of management. These classes provide a basic vocabulary for analyzing and describing managed systems. Two examples of core classes are parameters and the SystemSecurity class. Common classes are extensions to the core classes and represent managed objects that apply to specific management areas. However, common classes are independent from a particular implementation or technology. The CIM_UnitaryComputerSystem is an example of a common class. Core and common classes ...

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