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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Introducing new Management Infrastructure (MI) API

In Windows 8/Windows server 2012 we introduced new Management Infrastructure (MI) API for writing WMI provider and client applications. This blog post will explain our goals for “Improving developer Experience”  and WHY  we did a new API for client and provider, instead of updating existing WMI API. We will continue to cover “HOW” to write…


Windows Management Framework 3.0 Compatibility Update

We have an important update regarding WMF 3.0 (“Windows Management Framework”) compatibility. Those who want to install WMF 3.0 to take advantage of all the great features this update provides can do so by installing the update from the Microsoft Download Center, after reading the known compatibility issues detailed in the blog post below. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2012/12/20/windows-management-framework-3-0-compatibility-update.aspx…

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Introducing – Standards Based Management in Windows Server "8"

We are excited to introduce the investments we have made in Windows Server “8” through this excellent blog post Standards based management in Windows Server 8 by Jeffrey Snover and Wojtek Kozaczynski. It’s a very detailed overview covering “Why Standards based management matters” and “What we have done in Windows “8” to take cloud-management to…


In-Band Management of IPMI with PowerShell

IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a specification defined by Intel and adopted by a number of companies for standardizing hardware management, particularly in server systems.  IPMI supports both in-band (from the operating system) and out-of-band (from the network direct to hardware) management.  The protocol IPMI uses for out-of-band management is not based on WS-Management…


Scripts to make your life easier

I found a blog which has a few helpful VBScripts to perform some common tasks. http://blogs.msdn.com/alejacma/archive/tags/WMI/default.aspx Hope this helps. Aditya Patwardhan [MSFT]


Windows Management Framework Install Failure and Investigation

Since Windows Management Framework was released Oct. 2009, our customers have been excited about using PowerShell 2.0 on down-level OSes. Meanwhile, we also received feedback from both internal and external customers about our product issues. One of them is WMF install failure followed by the mysterious “The update does not apply to your system” error…

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Perform asynchronous asset management using Windows Powershell cmdlets for WMI

With Windows 7 wmi cmdlets now have support to perform tasks asynchronously. Asynchronous execution typically involves – ·       Run commands in background ·       Wait/stop on them ·       Retrieve results ·       Check status of execution   Thus to collect hard inventory data like total Physical Memory from a list of machines in your domain, while not…

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