Windows, PowerShell, and Windows Management Instrumentation: Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret
Play Windows, PowerShell, and Windows Management Instrumentation: Unveiling Microsoft's Best Kept Secret
Without doubt the most underused and underrated technology out there today is Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Since Windows 2000, Microsoft has included scriptable remote administration in all operating systems. For years people didn't understand WMI, but then Windows PowerShell was born, WMI became accessible, and then WMI became the best kept secret at Microsoft. This session is aimed at giving system administrators ideas, tips, and tricks on how they can use PowerShell to massively reduce their administrative overhead. From reviewing Hotfixes to managing Network Cards, from monitoring Virtual Machines to managing Failover Clustering, we delve into the power of WMI, and see how easy to use it really is. Speaker: Ben Pearce (session SVR387).