Windows PowerShell

T09 CIM-ple Remote Management with PowerShell

August 12th, 2014

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Jeffery Hicks

PowerShell MVP

Senior Technology Fellow

JDH IT Solutions

Managing remote computers has always meant using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Back in the day, that meant complicated scripts written in VBScript. PowerShell changes all of that and makes it very easy to manage 1, 10 or 1000 machines with WMI.

In this demo-packed session you'll navigate WMI's murky and mysterious waters using Windows PowerShell. You'll explore the legacy WMI approach as well as the newer, more firewall-friendly, approach using CIM. Don't know what that means? Then don't miss this session led by Prof. PowerShell and MVP Jeff Hicks.

You will learn:

  • How to configure and use CIMSessions
  • How to use CIM cmdlets with legacy systems
  • How to discover WMI information using CIM