WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

Description

WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is a technology that supplies direct access to managed resources on a system and allows components and devices in enterprise environments to be centrally administered and controlled. WMI is specially well-suited for Network administrators because it provides a uniformed means to access a variety of Windows-based devices. In the past, monitoring and management of Windows-based servers and workstations were made possible only with the use of a number of different administrative devices to manage multiple resources, such as networking components, operating systems, printers, processes, services and users (to name a few).

AutoMate's WMI Query activity can monitor and control managed resources on a local or remote computer, thus, improving manageability of computers in a networked environment. For instance, a WQL Query task can initially determine any issues and direct itself to perform proper activities to correct the problem before proceeding to other steps.

Available Activities

The list of activities for this action are arranged below in alphabetical order. For more information about a specific activity, click the associated link.

Activity

Description

WMI - Query

Connects to a local or remote computer and performs a WMI Query Language (WQL) query to retrieve Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) supported information and populates a dataset with results. This activity includes WMI Query Builder, a built-in graphical interface that allows you to easily browse WMI classes, objects and their properties and values.