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Updating wmi

We’re not really going to be looking at what you can do with WMI in general, except by way of demonstrating some functionality within the module.

I am not going to go into the details of the WMI architecture, but I must briefly discuss a few aspects of it here: WMI consumers, WMI providers, and WMI repository.

A WMI consumer is a management application or script that can query information, run provider methods, or subscribe to events.

I am quickly learning that there are multiple ways to achieve the desired result within MDT.

I set out to add BIOS updates to my task sequence and found a few posts that walked you through this.

These will only update if the BIOS does not have the latest version that you have downloaded!

I used the same basic setup that I learned from the link above.

Windows Security Center is a reporting tool that is built into the operating system, since the release of service pack 2 for Windows XP, that monitors the health state of the endpoint in different areas, such as Windows updates, firewall settings and antivirus/antispyware settings.

In order for third party security applications to be Windows compliant, they must report their state to Security Center through the use of a private API that can be obtained by signing an NDA.

WMI allows scripting languages like VBScript to manage Microsoft Windows personal computers and servers, both locally and remotely.

WMI is preinstalled in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Me, and Windows 2000.

Windows Management Instrumentation(WMI) is a set of extensions to the Windows Driver Model that provides an operating system interface through which instrumented components can provide information and notification.