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Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), as described in the WMI documentation on MSDN (, is the infrastructure for management data and operations on Windows-based operating systems. It is the Microsoft implementation of Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM), an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components. CIM is developed and maintained by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF--see

This sample demonstrates the expression of WMI through models written in the Microsoft code name "M" modeling language. WMI was chosen for this collection of sample models (which includes types and extents) because it contains a rich hierarchy of relationships, rooted in the CIM_PhysicalElement and Win32_PhysicalMemoryLocation models

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