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Getting information about methods and properties

cescentman asked
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Maybe I'm being thick but I find it very difficult to identify resources that list methods and properties for objedcts created in scripting.

For example in the code:-

Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:" _
              & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" _
              & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

Set colSessions = objWMI.ExecQuery _
      ("Select * from Win32_LogonSession Where LogonType = 10")

If colSessions.Count = 0 Then
   Wscript.Echo "No interactive user found"
   For Each objSession in colSessions

     Set colList = objWMI.ExecQuery("Associators of " _
         & "{Win32_LogonSession.LogonId=" & objSession.LogonId & "} " _
         & "Where AssocClass=Win32_LoggedOnUser Role=Dependent" )

     For Each objItem in colList
       WScript.Echo "User: " & objItem.Name
       WScript.Echo "FullName: " & objItem.FullName
       WScript.Echo "Domain: " & objItem.Domain
     Wscript.Echo "Start Time: " & objSession.StartTime
End If

Where can I find a defintive list for the objects "objItem"  and "objSession"?
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Well, you could use a scripting tool like PrimalScript that auto-fills.

But you can get a list of all the WMI objects and methods by opening this program:

In here:  C:\windows\system32\wbem

run wbemtest.exe

Then click Connect.

Change the namespace to root\CIMv2

Then the buttons will appear.

Click enum classes, choose recursive and hit OK.  This will list all the classes.

Find the class you are talking about...for instance Win32_LogonSession and click OK.

It will then list the class and the associated properties and/or methods.  (for LogonSession there are just properties)

You can even choose a property or method and get a list of all the existing instances right there by click "Instances".

Hope that helps.

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Snr. Solutions Architect
Thanks for the points!


Good tip it was I never cease to be amazed by the way I am constantly discovering features that live as default on my PCs and servers. Only yesterday I came accross references to qwinsta.exe on TS boxes what a boon I've used it twice today.
:) plenty of hidden goodness.
Giuseppe 'Pino' De FrancescoSnr. Solutions Architect

About scripting... if you want to be surprised about how many things you can do and how simply, have a look to http://kixtart.org/



I've often toyed with KIX I like it a lot and I agree that in many ways it is more accesible but I am trying to concentrate on not using anything other than native MS features as it is easier to quickly port script.
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