If you’re an overworked Windows administrator, mastering WMI will help you restore sanity to your life. This self-paced learning guide will help you use WMI to script practically any Windows management task, whether it touches disks, logs, files, folders, networking, OS settings, processes, registries, services, shares, users, groups, or anything else.
Twenty-nine labs offer plenty of hands-on practice: All the sample scripts are on CD-ROM. You’ll start off with simple WMI queries and events, then move through WMI’s classes for working with hardware, Windows itself, performance monitoring, and more. There’s a thorough introduction to WMI troubleshooting, plus essential coverage of WMI security -- everything from security descriptors and access masks to share-level permissions. Nowadays, WMI is pretty much an essential skill for Windows admins, and there’s no easier way to pick it up. Bill Camarda, from the December 2005 Read Only