Information, Microsoft Windows, Programming, Windows Internals

Browse and query WMI

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the infrastructure for management data and operations on Windows-based operating systems. You can write WMI scripts or applications to automate administrative tasks on remote computers but WMI also supplies management data to other parts of the operating system and products, for example System Center Operations Manager, formerly Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), or Windows Remote Management (WinRM).

With wbemtest, C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wbemtest.exe, you can browse through WMI classes, execute queries etc.