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Category Archives: WMI
For years I have been getting mapped drives from WMI using Win32_NetworkConnection. Typical code looks like this in PowerShell:
Get-CimInstance -ClassName 'Win32_NetworkConnection' |
Select LocalName, RemotePath
I have been using a product called ExpanDrive to map my cloud storage to drive letters. When I tried to … Continue reading
Last week, one of my administrators was complaining at how involved it was to remove a profile on a remote user’s computer. A little over two years ago, I wrote Delete Inactive Profiles, as a substitute for DelProf for post … Continue reading
I got a call last week from a member of one the other teams where I work. He asked, “Do you have a script which will resolve a list of IP Addresses to MAC Addresses?” My answer was, “not yet”. … Continue reading
Also known as WMI Time, or WBEM DateTime, CIM_DATETime, https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa387237(v=vs.85).aspx, is that odd Windows DateTime format that shows values looking like “20160905103517.816236-240” The COM Object that presents this is WbemScripting.SWbemDateTime, and you frequently see code to convert to this format … Continue reading
This was forwarded to me from one of our Microsoft guys. I have been using a batch file to fix WMI with this line for years: WMI: Stop hurting yourself by using “for /f %%s in (‘dir /s /b *.mof … Continue reading
I support a number of hospitals. Many of these have very large facilities, where the placement of computers was originally done by a space planner or others trying to make an educated guess about how and where people would be … Continue reading
Like most large enterprises, we use a group policies to manage Internet Explorer settings. We manage the security settings, and we enforce which sites are in Trusted Sites and the other internet zones. The user cannot change the list, or … Continue reading
I was reviewing my blog stats today and found a link from a site in UK to my version of ScriptoMatic.hta. I have upgraded my home laptop to 8.1, and decided to see whether it still works (it does). If … Continue reading
I had a very nice experience today with PJ Technologies, the makers of the WMI Explorer, WMIX, (see http://www.goverlan.com/#WMI-Enterprise-Desktop-Management). I had to reinstall, and had misplaced the license key. They had it to me in minutes. I had a very … Continue reading
The SysInternals ShareEnum.exe program relies on the NETBIOS browser list and chokes in very large domains. I wanted a program which let me to audit share permissions with greater flexiblity. ShareEnum.wsf is an alternative to ShareEnum.exe. It relies on WMI to enumerate share permissions. The WMI … Continue reading