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difference between snmp vs wmi?

what's the difference between snmp vs wmi? will both protocol provide the same information for the windows system?
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Perhaps the simplest way to compare and contrast SNMP and WMI is with an analogy:

SNMP is to WMI in the same way that:

    FTP is to Windows Folder Sharing (SMB)
    POP3 is to Exchange ActiveSync
    VNC is to Remote Desktop
   
They accomplish similar goals, but one is a standardized open protocol, the other is a proprietary protocol written by Microsoft that usually has some extra functionality specific to Windows.
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thanks! so if I am monitoring a windows machine, which protocol would provid me more info? wmi or snmp? and which protoco it's more precise and less bandwidth and cpu usage?
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