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If you are new to Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), you should begin with Alain Lissoir's Understanding WMI Scripting. Once you are familiar with WMI, this excellent book is what you need; it will help you make the most of what you already know and stretch your expertise into very useful dimensions. Leveraging WMI Scripting is chock-full of examples and scripts to help you build your own scripted management solutions. It also includes an appendix with scripts.
Chapter 1 of the book covers the WMI providers discovery: how to locate and understand the WMI providers capabilities available under Windows. Next, Chapter 2 details everything that is related to the Win32 providers. Chapter 3 examines all WMI providers that are part of the core Operating System WMI installation. Then, Chapter 4 looks at WMI security enhancements and security scripting techniques. Chapter 5 is related to the optional components of the Windows platform and Windows applications supporting WMI. Next, Chapter 6 finishes the book by giving some hints about the WMI scripting future. Last but not least, you get more than 250 script samples.
The usefulness of WMI scripting in administering a Windows environment is undisputed. The security capabilities alone are worth their weight in gold. This outstanding book is without doubt the best way to make yourself a master of the technology. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.