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There are Several WMI classes in WMI name space and are Very useful for backward Compatibility while writing PowerShell scripts.

 


WMI classes in PowerShell


Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a core technology for Windows system administration because it exposes a wide range of information in a uniform manner. Because of how much WMI makes possible, the Windows PowerShell cmdlet for accessing WMI objects, 
Get-WmiObject, is one of the most useful for doing real work. We are going to discuss how to use Get-WmiObject to access WMI objects and then how to use WMI objects to do specific things.

Get-WmiObject cmdlet

​Gets insatances Of windows managment Instrumentation(WMI) classes or Information available classe. 
 Alias for Get-Wmiobject cmdlet in powershell is gmwi.

Some Functions

This is a simple Function to get the UserAccounts in Computer.

function ($Cname)
{
   ($param)
   Get-WmiObject Win32_Useraccount -ComputerName $Cname
}

Advanced Function



This Function  will give you the the Local User Accounts For the Computer Specified as parameter.

Using Some Advanced Funtions, We can make a Script to a Cmdlet.
for a function to behave like a cmdlet, We only need to add a single Line." [cmdletbinding()]".
here is a simple cmdlet to Get Local useraccounts From Multiple computers using WMI.

function Get-Useraccount
{
    [CmdletBinding(ConfirmImpact='Medium')]
    [Alias("GUA")]
      Param
    (
        # Target ComputerName(s).
        [Parameter(ValueFromPipeline=$true,
                   ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true,
                   ValueFromRemainingArguments=$false)
                   ]
        [ValidateNotNull()]
        [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
        [Alias("CN")]
        [string[]]
        $ComputerName=$env:COMPUTERNAME,
 
        #Credentials     [not Mandatory]
        #using get-credenttial to pass credentials for the computers listed
        [parameter()]
        [System.Management.Automation.PSCredential]$Credential=$null
 
    )
 
    Begin
    {
    }
    Process
    {
         
         foreach($c in $computerName)
        {
            try
            {
               if ($Credential -ne $null)
               {
                 
                $share=Get-WmiObject Win32_Useraccount -ComputerName $C -Credential $Credential |?{$_.localaccount -eq $true} -ErrorAction Stop
               Write-Output "`nThe user Local User Account(s) in $C are Listed Below:"
                $share
               }
               else
               {
                 Write-Output "`nThe user Local User Account(s) in $C are Listed Below:"
                Get-WmiObject Win32_Useraccount -ComputerName $C |?{$_.localaccount -eq $true} -ErrorAction Stop
               }
            }
            catch
            {
                Write-Warning "`nThe Specified computer $C Is not Online Or Not Accessible"
               "`n"
            }
        }
         
         
    }
    End
    {
    }
}


Here are some better usage for  wmi classes which is backward compatible in all version of powershell..

Get-WmiObject win32_bios
This cmdlet gives the BIOS information of a computer.

Get-WmiObject win32_operatingsystem
This cmdlet shows the operating System Information Of a computer.

Get-WmiObject win32_product.
This cmdlet will shows you the installed Softwares in a Computer.

Get-WmiObject win32_networkadapterconfiguration
This cmdlet will show  you the complete NIC details of a computer.

To get available WMI classes,Use
Get-WmiObject -List
This will give you a complete list of WMI classes in a Computer.

See also

WMI