Windows Management Instrumentation WMI
Windows Management Instrumentation is Microsoft's implementation of the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) industry-standard management architecture. WBEM attempts to develop a common interface for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. WMI includes support for querying the system for information on event log, performance, and SNMP. It is easily scripted in any Windows Script Host-compatible scripting language. More information about WMI can be found at :
Information about the WMI and SNMP implementations on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms: Windows Management Instrumentation and Simple Network Management Protocol .