WS-Man (Web Services for Management) 1.2 Published

The DMTF recently published the Web Services for Management (WS-Man) standard version 1.2. This release of the WS-Man specification clarifies support for the latest encryption protocols, which has been required by organizations and governmental agencies such as the US Government NIST program. WS-Man is a SOAP-based protocol that can be used with any transport, although…


Enumerating and getting WMI provider class instances with performance in mind

  Performance of CIM_DataFile and Win32_Directory enumeration depends on the number of files or directories that are being enumerated, and, hence, can be very slow and can take hours. In following example, we run the Get-CimInstance cmdlet to enumerate all the instances of the class CIM_DataFile. On a brand-new virtual machine, the operation took 38…

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Performing management tasks using CIM Cmdlets [4] – Files and Folders

  As a part of the ongoing blog series Performing Management tasks using CIM Cmdlets we are sharing PowerShell snippets for a few computer management tasks. In this post, we will be going over the PowerShell snippets for file and folder management. The corresponding Visual Basic samples are in the MSDN article, WMI Tasks for…

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Performing Management tasks using Cimcmdlets [3] – Operating System

  As a part of the ongoing blog series “Performing Management tasks using Cimcmdlets” we are sharing PowerShell snippets for a few Computer Management tasks. In this post we will be going over the PS snippets for Operating System Management. The corresponding Visual Basic samples are at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394596(v=vs.85).aspx 1. Determine if a service pack has…

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Performing Management tasks using Cimcmdlets [2] – Computer Hardware

As part of this blog series we are sharing PowerShell snippets for a few Computer Management tasks. In this post we will be going over the samples for Computer Hardware management. The Visual Basic samples for Computer Hardware Management are at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394587(v=vs.85).aspx The corresponding PowerShell samples are below: 1. Determine how much free memory a…

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Performing Management tasks using Cimcmdlets – Processes

WMI provides a standardized system management infrastructure that can be leveraged by a number of different clients. WMI providers and the classes exposed by the providers help in various management tasks. Our MSDN documentation lists a bunch of management scenarios and the corresponding Visual Basic samples, but it is much easier for an IT administrator…

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