WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment that establishes management infrastructure standards and provides a way to combine information from various hardware and software management systems.
Abbreviation for Windows Management Instrumentation, which is Microsoft's enabling technology for the CIM management protocol.
Abbreviation for Windows Management Instrumentation, a tool that provides a standard method of accessing system information, performance counters and application monitors.
Microsoft's answer to DMI. Microsoft felt that DMI didn't fully exploit Windows capabilities and was incomplete. Microsoft developed WMI to be an easier...
Windows Management Instrumentation. The Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), which is an industry-wide standard technology for accessing management information about systems in an enterprise environment. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent managed components in a system. A system developer can develop a WMI interface that allows programmatic access to a system, so that users can write command-line administration scripts and tools. Also see Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI).
Windows Management Instrumentation repository
See Windows Management Instrumentation.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a tool available under Services and Applications in the Computer Management MMC that helps in configuring WMI settings on a remote or local computer.
Windows Management Instrumentation. A component of the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), used to automate administrative tasks in an enterprise environment.
Windows Management Instrumentation. Open, environment-independent specifications that let you share information between management applications that run in similar and dissimilar OS environments.
Windows Management Instrumentation. An application programming interface (API) in the Windows operating system that enables devices and systems in a network to be configured and managed. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) to enable network administrators to access and share management information.
Windows Management Instrumentation. A management infrastructure in Windows that supports monitoring and controlling system resources through a common set of interfaces and provides a logically organized, consistent model of Windows operation, configuration, and status. See also: resource
In Unix computing, Window Manager Improved (WMI) is a lightweight window manager for the X Window System. It was started in late 2003, and it attempts to combine the best features of Larswm, Ion, evilwm and ratpoison. It also bills itself as the vi of window managers, as it has two modes as in vi, a normal mode and a command mode.