Take Advantage of Scriptomatic 2.0 to Maximize Your WMI Scripting Efforts

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Take Advantage of Scriptomatic 2.0 to Maximize Your WMI Scripting Efforts

The simplest and most obvious use for Scriptomatic is reading and displaying a class's properties and their values. When Scriptomatic 2.0 loads, it defaults to the root\CIMV2 namespace, then loads the classes in that namespace. You select a WMI class, such as Win32_ComputerSystem, to generate a script.

After Scriptomatic 2.0 generates the code, you can immediately run the script or save it to a file so that you can use it to create more complex code. If you run the script, you can output the results as command output in the command-shell window, as a text file for viewing in Notepad or another editor, as an HTML or XML file for viewing in a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), or as a comma-separated value (CSV) file for viewing in Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program.

Scriptomatic 2.0 alone won't give you a complete picture, which is why you need several WMI-specific tools and references in your toolkit. Here's a list of essential WMI tools and documentation that you can use to expand on the information Scriptomatic 2.0 provides:

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Scriptomatic 2.0 lets you select other WMI namespaces besides the common root\CIMV2 namespace. CIMV2 is the only namespace available in version 1.0. In version 2.0, you can gain insight on whether a namespace (i.e., provider) is available on other platforms. For example, the root\MicrosoftIISv2 provider is available on Windows 2003 computers running Microsoft IIS 6.0. In contrast, this namespace isn't available on computers running Windows XP and IIS 5.1 because the MicrosoftIISv2 provider is available only on IIS 6.0.

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