26.10 Summary

In this chapter we gave a quick introduction into the WMI architecture and the concepts behind it. We then covered some of the tools available for querying and modifying WMI data. Next we went through several examples for querying and manipulating services and the Event Logs. The last part of the chapter covered the WMI hooks into Active Directory, including the WMI providers for Trustmon and Replication monitoring.

In the next chapter we will put our WMI knowledge to use as we work with the WMI DNS Provider. We will use WMI to configure Microsoft DNS server settings programmatically and manipulate zones and resource records.

    Part II: Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
    Part III: Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI