WMI is a Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) in Windows OS
What is WBEM?
- It is an open standard called the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) which aims to exchange Comon Information Model (CIM) data between systems
What is CIM?
- It is a data model standard which allows hardware, Operating Systems or applications for example to define classes that represent the different components they have. An example would be a class that represents information about hardisk