What is the DMTF?

As you may know, WinRM and WMI are implementations of public standards -- WMI is our implementation of CIM, and WinRM is our implementation of the WS-Management protocol.  These are both published by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a consortium of 160 companies and organizations that develops and promotes standards for systems management.  You can read more about them at http://www.dmtf.org/about.

The world of standards development can b a strange and confusing one.  If you want to learn more about the DMTF, what they produce, and how they're organized, there's a great tutorial hosted by WBEM Solutions that explains it clearly: http://www.wbemsolutions.com/tutorials/DMTF.


Nathan Burkhart

Program Manager  |  WS-Management

Comments (3)

  1. Bob says:

    And as always with microsoft products, your implementations don't respect the standards.

  2. @Bob, can you clarify how our implementation doesn't respect the standards?  Our intent is to play well with the standards and any details you can provide will help us improve our product.

  3. Duncan says:


    Like listing all instances of CIM_OperatingSystem does not list the Win32_OperatingSystem instances, which prevents writing a client querying data in a OS-Agnostic way using ws-man?

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