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Simple WMI Question

I feel stupid asking this, but do you configure WMI or do you just turn it on?
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sarasotamac
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sarasotamac
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Run5kCommented:
There is a great FAQ pertaining to WMI that I keep in my bookmark collection.  Take a few minutes to read through it:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692772.aspx
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
IIRC, it's installed by default. It has a corresponding Windows Service which must be started, though:

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CSI-Windows_comCommented:
WMI is on automatically.

Scripts that run on a computer and access it's local WMI data will work with no configuration changes.

If, however, you wish to access the WMI data on a remote computer, the Windows Firewall will need to be reconfigured.  Here are the instructions for doing it using the GUI or the command line (netsh).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa822854(v=vs.85).aspx

Also, on servers, the WMI Windows Installer Provider is not installed by default.
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cantorisCommented:
WMI is present and active by default.

Open an [elevated] command prompt and run the following for a quick taster of what's there:
    wmic
Then in the resulting wmic prompt, try the following:
   os
   bios
   diskdrive

Or using PowerShell, try the following commands:
  Get-WmiObject Win32_BIOS
  Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem
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sarasotamacAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.
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