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Microsoft® Windows PowerShell™ Step By Step by Ed Wilson

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Working with Software: Step-by-Step Exercises

In this exercise, we explore the use of WIN32_product and classes provided by the Windows installer provider.

  1. Open Notepad or your favorite script editor.

  2. At the top of your script, declare a variable called $strComputer. Assign the WMI shortcut dot character (.) to indicate you want to connect to WMI on your local machine. This line of code is shown here:

    $strComputer = "."
  3. On the next line, declare the variable $wmiNS, which will be used to hold the WMI namespace for your query. Assign the string "Root\cimv2" to the variable. This line of code is shown here:

    $wmiNS = "root\cimv2"
  4. On the next line, you will use the variable $wmiQuery to hold your WMI query. This query will select everything from the WIN32_ ...

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