Scripting Using Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation

Code: 2439
Course duration: 2 days

2439: Scripting Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (2 Days)

About this Course

The goal of this course is to teach Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system administrators how to develop Microsoft Visual Basic Script-based scripts that use the resources of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Administrators will use these scripts to perform a number of common tasks in the Microsoft Windows operating system environment.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Windows 2000 systems administrators who need to learn how to develop administrative scripts for their enterprise networks. In addition, this course benefits anyone who wants to learn about Windows Management Instrumentation.

At Course Completion

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe Windows Management Instrumentation and the Common Information Model (CIM).
  • Use the WMI Software Developer Kit (SDK) Tools CIM Studio, WMI Event Registration, and WMI Event Viewer.
  • Use the SDK documentation to research WMI classes.
  • Describe the WMI Scripting API.
  • Develop scripts that make local or remote connections to any WMI resources.
  • Develop scripts that can efficiently query management data from local or remote resources.
  • Develop scripts that can write to WMI local or remote resources.
  • Describe the WMI event architecture.
  • Develop scripts that can configure, monitor, and implement WMI events.
  • Identify how they can apply WMI Scripting API scripts to access future resources that use Windows Management Instrumentation.

Course Outline

Module 1: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)


  • The Enterprise Management Challenge
  • WMI Overview
  • The Common Information Model
  • Accessing WMI

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • The WMI Architecture.
  • WMI classes.
  • Using CIM Studio.
  • Accessing WMI data by using Microsoft Excel.

Module 2: Working with WMI Objects


  • Connecting to WMI Using Scripts
  • Accessing WMI Objects
  • Advanced Scripting
  • Security Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Using properties and methods.
  • Using the WinMgmts Moniker.
  • Using error handling.
  • Installing MSI packages.
  • Managing DHCP clients.

Module 3: Querying WMI


  • Enumerating Objects
  • WMI Query Language
  • Data Queries
  • Using a Universal Query Script
  • Associations and References
  • Optimizing Queries
  • The View Provider

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Using the WQL syntax.
  • Developing a reusable basic script query.
  • Using the View Provider.
  • Optimizing queries.
  • Using the SNMP provider.
  • Using the Event Log provider.

Module 4: Working with Events


  • The WMI Event Architecture
  • Scripting for Events in WMI
  • Using Best Practices

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implementing temporary and permanent event consumers.
  • Differentiating between intrinsic and extrinsic events.
  • Using the SDK Event Registration and Event Viewer tools.
  • Using the Active Script event consumer to launch scripts when events occur.

Module 5: The Future of WMI


  • WMI and Microsoft Products
  • WMI Enhancements in Microsoft Windows XP
  • The Importance of Microsoft .NET
  • References

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Windows XP.
  • .Net.


Before attending this course, students must have:

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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