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Programming Windows® Services with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 by Michael Gernaey

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Chapter 8. Monitoring and Reporting with WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a powerful set of methods, properties, classes, and data that you can use to gather information about local computers, applications, processes, memory, and remote computers. You can use WMI to perform powerful data gathering and maintenance procedures on any system with WMI enabled, along with the proper security rights.

Using WMI with Services

In this chapter, we will use WMI to gather information about the local system and then use that information to create an entry in the Application log. Your service can also use the ...

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