WELCOME TO TECH | IMMERSION<br />Windows PowerShell and WMI Stuff<br />Presenter: Don Jones<br />
This slide deck was used in one of our many conference presentations. We hope you enjoy it, and invite you to use it withi...
Reaching the Enterprise From Your Chair by Using PowerShell and WMI<br />What the heck is WMI – and why is it so ugly?<br ...
A Bit About Me<br />Windows PowerShell MVP<br />Blogger, WindowsITPro.com<br />@concentrateddon<br />Linkedin.com/in/conce...
Oh, and Buy My Book <br />Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches<br />Get an autographed copy AND the companion v...
WMI: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly<br />What was WMI meant to solve?<br />How is WMI organized?<br />How do you explore WMI?...
WMI and PowerShell<br />It’s all in Get-WmiObject<br />(and Invoke-WmiMethod, sometimes, or ForEach when that doesn’t work...
Tips for Wrangling WMI<br />Google, Google, Google. Or Bing.<br />Pipe objects to Format-List *<br />Pipe objects to Get-M...
Building a Tool<br />Let’s make WMI useful and build a self-contained advanced function that utilizes WMI to retrieve mult...
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  1. 1. WELCOME TO TECH | IMMERSION<br />Windows PowerShell and WMI Stuff<br />Presenter: Don Jones<br />
  2. 2. This slide deck was used in one of our many conference presentations. We hope you enjoy it, and invite you to use it within your own organization however you like.<br />For more information on our company, including information on private classes and upcoming conference appearances, please visit our Web site, www.ConcentratedTech.com. <br />For links to newly-posted decks, follow us on Twitter:@concentrateddon or @concentratdgreg<br />This work is copyright ©Concentrated Technology, LLC<br />
  3. 3. Reaching the Enterprise From Your Chair by Using PowerShell and WMI<br />What the heck is WMI – and why is it so ugly?<br />PowerShell and WMI: A Match Made in Redmond<br />Tricks and Trips for Wrangling WMI<br />Building an Inventory Tool that Uses WMI<br />
  4. 4. A Bit About Me<br />Windows PowerShell MVP<br />Blogger, WindowsITPro.com<br />@concentrateddon<br />Linkedin.com/in/concentrateddon<br />Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches<br />Windows PowerShell v2.0: TFM<br />“Lunches” is available here for a special discount that includes its companion DVD!<br />
  5. 5. Oh, and Buy My Book <br />Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches<br />Get an autographed copy AND the companion video DVD shipped to you for $85.<br />Cash or credit.<br />Or at least check out MoreLunches.com – free articles, free videos, and lots more resources.<br />Public class this October at Interface!<br />
  6. 6. WMI: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly<br />What was WMI meant to solve?<br />How is WMI organized?<br />How do you explore WMI?<br />Where is WMI documented?<br />
  7. 7. WMI and PowerShell<br />It’s all in Get-WmiObject<br />(and Invoke-WmiMethod, sometimes, or ForEach when that doesn’t work)<br />Let’s look at…<br />List<br />Filter<br />Class<br />And how about the output?<br />
  8. 8. Tips for Wrangling WMI<br />Google, Google, Google. Or Bing.<br />Pipe objects to Format-List *<br />Pipe objects to Get-Member<br />Ask for help (from people, not Help)<br />The __SERVER property<br />
  9. 9. Building a Tool<br />Let’s make WMI useful and build a self-contained advanced function that utilizes WMI to retrieve multiple pieces of inventory information<br />OS version info<br />Disk info<br />BIOS information<br />Processor architecture<br />
  10. 10. Thank you.<br />
  11. 11. This slide deck was used in one of our many conference presentations. We hope you enjoy it, and invite you to use it within your own organization however you like.<br />For more information on our company, including information on private classes and upcoming conference appearances, please visit our Web site, www.ConcentratedTech.com. <br />For links to newly-posted decks, follow us on Twitter:@concentrateddon or @concentratdgreg<br />This work is copyright ©Concentrated Technology, LLC<br />

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