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PowerShell and WMI by Foreword by Ed Wilson, Richard Siddaway

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Appendix B. WMI reference

This appendix supplies a collection of WMI-related reference material to help you when writing PowerShell scripts that use WMI.

B.1. Useful WMI namespaces

There are a number of WMI namespaces that you’ll often use. These are collected in table B.1.

Table B.1. Useful WMI namespaces

Namespace

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Root\cim2 Default WMI namespace; contains the majority of the Win32 classes
Root\wmi Contains many hardware-related classes but is mainly undocumented
root\MicrosoftDNS DNS server management
root\virtualization Hyper-V management
Root\MSCluster Cluster
Root\MicrosoftNLB NLB management
Root\webadministration IIS management
root\StandardCimv2 New classes introduced with Windows 8; drives many of the new modules
root\Hardware ...

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