win7 wmic

I'm kind of late to the party for the wmic command. So I have been furiously searching on google about the various aspects of this command, In searching I came across wmi, which seems to be even more powerful, in that it seems to have more things that you can do.
So my question is,
Is wmic the command interface for wmi? Meaning, is wmi something that would be used more in scripting, And Wmic is used at a elevated command prompt? Or would you be able to use wmi at a command prompt?
I ask because I don't know how to script, and using the command prompt seems easier.
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
WMI is a defined interface for accessing information Windows exposes via a defined query syntax.  You can access WMI from programming languages and other tools.

WMIC is a command line tool that runs in two modes, interactive, and command line.  In interactive mode, it prompts for the next query you want to run, and then displays results.  In command line mode it takes all it's parameters on a single command line, and then displays the results to the screen.

WMIC is the command you would want to use in any batch scripting situations, and you want to use the parms and switches passed on the command line to tell it what information to retrieve.

A couple of useful references for additional info and examples on WMIC, if you haven't already looked at these.


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Amitabh SinghAWS Certified Solution Architect | L3 IT Specialist for CloudCommented:
Hello JeffBeall
Yes wmic is a Command to give you  Control over WMI, so you can use it as alternative of scripting  .

WMIC BIOS Get Manufacturer
This Command will give you output  like this

For Details information have a look to the
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
ok, thank you.
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