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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a common interface and object model to access information from and to manage operating systems, services, applications, devices, and so on. The basis for WMI is the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard, which is a derivation of the Common Information Model (CIM) standard. Both the WBEM and CIM standards are published by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and are used to define how managed IT elements are represented as a common set of objects.
Being Windows-based, DCOM is used to ...