WMI in the cloud

Recently I came accross an interesting post which talks about how to use WMI with Windows Azure. http://blog.wadewegner.com/index.php/2009/11/04/leveraging-wmi-in-an-azure-web-role/   

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CIM 101

 The CIM is an information model, a conceptual view of the managed environment, that attempts to unify and extend the existing instrumentation and management standards (SNMP, DMI, CMIP, etc.) using object-oriented constructs and design. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components. So if…

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User Account Control and WMI

Starting with Windows Vista, under User Account Control (UAC) access-token filtering can affect which operations are allowed in WMI namespaces or what data is returned. Under UAC, all accounts in the local Administrators group run with a standard user access token, also known as UAC access-token filtering. An administrator account can run a script with an…

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Writing WMI providers FAQ series – 2 – When a provider doesn’t support enumeration what will be the impact for the WMI consumer?

The aim of the series is to cover a WMI Provider writing question  per post. If you have a question, you’d like the WMI team to answer, do leave a comment. Now, for the answer –   If the WMI client requests to enumerate all instances of a class supported by such a provider, a return…

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Troubleshooting WMI providers using MSFT_Providers class

MSFT_Providers is a troubleshooting class which contains configuration information for providers.  This class can be pretty handy while troubleshooting provider issues.   For eg. Suppose you want to know which wmiprvse process is your provider loaded in, you could use HostProcessIdentifier property –   select HostProcessIdentifier from Msft_Providers where provider=”ProviderName”   or, you could use…

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Check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

  The “Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog” is a great resource! The scripting guys blog about great tips, tricks, and solutions for Windows management. Here’s a list of recent WMI and PowerShell related topics: ·        Can I Query CPU Information with WMI and Windows PowerShell? ·        Where Can I Find a List of All the Things…

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What’s new in WMI for Windows 7

MSDN link – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394053(VS.85).aspx   New Security Feature in Windows 7 The following table lists the new Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) security feature that is available in Windows 7. Feature Description Controlling provider security Changes to enhance the security of the WMI shared provider host process (wmiprvse.exe). These changes introduce three new group policies and two running…

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What’s new in BITS for Windows 7

List of new stuff in BITS for Windows 7  Peer caching now uses Windows BranchCache. This new peer caching model replaces the model used for BITS version 3.0. For more information, see Peer Caching. Added a more flexible resource access model that allows applications to associate a pair of security tokens to a BITS transfer job….

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Some useful WMI webcasts

The below webcasts are a little old, but still useful – Windows PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (Level 200) Troubleshooting Windows Management Instrumentation with the New Diagnosis Utility (Level 200) Troubleshooting the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) (Level 300)   Kapil Mathur [MSFT]

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