WMI Tag Archive

Making Awesome Dashboards from Windows Performance Counters

DevOps, Tools, Tutorials

Having an understanding of your systems performance is a crucial part of running IT infrastructure. If a user comes to us and says “why is my application running slowly?”, where do we …...

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PowerShell Great Debate: "Fixing" Output

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When should a script (or more likely, function) output raw data, and when should it “massage” its output? The classic example is something like disk space. You’re querying WMI, and …...

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Some Event 3 Notes

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I didn’t see anyone (although I’ll admit I haven’t checked every entry) using my EnhancedHTML module from Creating HTML Reports in PowerShell. I am ensaddened. But man, Event 3 shows …...

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CIM vs WMI cmdlets-remote execution speed

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Following on from my previous post we’ll look at how the two types of cmdlets compare for accessing remote machines. I used a similar format to the previous tests but was accessing a remote machine. First off was...

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CIM cmdlets vs WMI cmdlets–speed of execution

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One question that came up at the summit was the comparative speed of execution of the new CIM cmdlets vs the old WMI cmdlets.  No of us knew the answer because we’d never tried measuring the speed. I decided...

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Advanced Practice Event

Scripting Games

I want to direct your attention to this forums post, which I think is worth anyone’s time to look through. I’ve left a pretty long reply with some comments on …...

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Manning Deal of the Day – April 6 2013

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My PowerShell and WMI book will be Manning’s deal of the day for 6 April 2013.  The deal will go live at Midnight US ET and will stay active for about 48 hours. This is your chance to get the … ...

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Shutting down a remote computer

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PowerShell provides the Stop-Computer cmdlet for closing down a remote machine. I find this especially useful in my virtual test environment. I’ll have several machines running but won’t necessarily have...

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CIM cmdlets

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The CIM cmdlets are found in the CIMcmdlets module. Get-Command -Module CimCmdlets  produces this list of names.  I’ve added some information on the tasks they perform Get-CimAssociatedInstance  is...

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WMI vs CIM

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An email debate yesterday regarding the use of the CIM cmdlets (new in PowerShell 3) vs the WMI cmdlets made me realise that other people are probably wondering the same thing, The question is really part of a the...

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