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Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition by Bruce Payette

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Chapter 19. Management objects: WMI and WS-MAN

19.1 Working with WMI in PowerShell
19.2 The WMI cmdlets
19.3 The WMI object adapter
19.4 Exploring WS-Man
19.5 Summary

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In the previous chapter, we explored the kinds of things you can do with COM, the Windows “native” object framework. Although COM and .NET can be used for many management tasks, management isn’t their primary purpose. In this chapter we’ll look at an object system that’s specifically designed to address the needs of systems management: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). WMI ...

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