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  • Learn the background of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
  • Integrate WMI with PowerShell 3.0 with the use of CIM Cmdlets
  • Install Windows Management Framework 3.0
  • Create, verify, and terminate new remote management sessions
  • View the associated classes to an instance
  • Invoke a method for remote code execution
  • Explore a software deployment scenario leveraging PowerShell and WMI
  • Discover common systems maintenance activities that can be performed with PowerShell and WMI

PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provide you with the ability to remotely manage systems. Whether it is viewing available disk space, or starting an executable remotely, PowerShell 3.0 WMI provides limitless options for scripting the management of systems.

"Instant Windows Powershell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation Starter" follows industry standard scripting techniques, utilizing new powerful Cmdlets, to manage different aspects of an operating system and provides practical examples for managing your systems.

You will learn how to create, verify, and terminate new Cmdlets that were introduced with PowerShell 3.0 and apply this new knowledge to real world management scenarios. It will provide detailed information about the structure of WMI, and the best ways to get, set, and execute items on a system, both locally and remotely.

You will also learn how to create, verify, and terminate new CIM sessions using the available Cmdlets. You will also learn how to search CIM classes for available properties and methods, create a new instance of a class, get an existing instance of an existing class, get an associated instance of a class, and remove an instance of a class. Finally, you will learn how to remotely execute code on a system using WMI.

Instant Windows Powershell 3.0 Windows Management Instrumentation Starter will provide you with the ability to fully utilize Windows Management Instrumentation through the use of a variety of new Cmdlets introduced with PowerShell 3.0.

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Create CIM sessions to local and remote systems
  • Execute WMI queries using Windows Remote Management
  • Learn industry standard scripts to interact with workstation and server systems
Page Count 66
Course Length 1 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781849689632
Date Of Publication 26 Mar 2013


Brenton J.W. Blawat

Brenton J.W. Blawat is an entrepreneur, strategic technical advisor, author, and enterprise architect, who has a passion for the procurement of technology in profit-based organizations. He is business-centric and technology-minded. Brenton has many years of experience in bridging the gap between technical staff and decision-makers in several organizations. He takes pride in his ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience and provide strategic direction for large and small organizations alike.


In 2013, Brenton authored his first book, PowerShell 3.0 WMI Starter, Packt Publishing. In March 2015, he authored his second book Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting, Packt Publishing.


Brenton currently works at CDW as an Enterprise Architect in strategic solutions and services. CDW is a leading multibrand technology solutions provider in the fields of business, government, education, and healthcare. A Fortune 500 company, it was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 7,200 coworkers. In 2016, the company generated net sales of more than $13.0 billion.


His current specialisation sits on top of 15 years experience spread across (predominantly Microsoft) systems, (Juniper and Cisco) networking, and security.