EV Reach - WMI Explorer (WMIX) - Overview

Last modified on 2023/07/12 14:02

WMIX provides you with the easiest way to access and control the information and settings on a remote machine by using Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) technology.

You do not need to know WMI to use WMIX. Even if you are not familiar with WMI, you can still use WMIX to its fullest potential. WMIX is the most powerful tool to query and manage the information on a remote machine. Using WMIX, you have access and control over virtually every bit of information which is available on a machine, from the most basic object such as its processes and operating system, to the most advanced object such as the temperature probes of the motherboard!

What is WMI?

The Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) is Microsoft's solution to the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information at the enterprise level.  WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to provide access to a machine's manageable components (systems, applications, network settings, devices, etc.). Using WMI technology, virtually every piece of software and hardware can be queried and managed remotely.

WMI provides access to:

  • System information from many sources including hardware, software, operating system, bios, resources, devices, event logs, registry, drivers and directory services.
  • System configuration by exposing management configuration tasks relevant to an object and allowing the modification of writable properties.

What is WMIX?

WMI is a powerful answer to the Zero Dollar Administration initiative. However, WMI can only be accessed through scripting or programming. Even for a programmer, exploring WMI technology and its potential can be an overwhelming and daunting task.

WMIX is a free WMI explorer which provides full access to WMI functions via a friendly and easy-to-use graphical interface, with no scripting or programming necessary. WMIX is one of the easiest and most powerful tools. It offers  WMI's management features to users so they can explore WMI's information repository without scripting.

Using WMIX you will be able to:

  • Explore the full set of WMI management classes, their properties, and configuration tasks using an easy interface.
  • Search for WMI management classes which provide information or configuration tasks on a particular item.
  • Organize the WMI management objects in a logical manner for easy access.
  • Browse through remote machines' objects and settings through the WMI association model.
  • Connect to multiple remote machines simultaneously and manage their information.
  • Generate reports from pre-configured templates or on the fly.
  • Create a sophisticated WMI Query with no prior knowledge of the WMI Query Language (WQL) or of the WMI repository content.
  • Generate Scripts automatically.

WMIX is part of the EV Reach Console. EV Reach further extends WMIX's functionality by providing these additional features:

  • Generate fully customizable reports using WMI on large sets of machines.
  • Set WMI object properties and execute WMI methods on multiple machines without programming.
  • Schedule the execution of WMI tasks.

WMIX Vs EV Reach

WMIX is a free tool for sysadmins and is part of EV Reach, EV Reach's remote access software, and endpoint management solutions. If you are using WMIX separately and need more capabilities, you can try our remote access software for free. Our 30-day trial doesn't require any credit card.

EV Reach and WMIX-WMI Explorer

WMIX allows you to perform WMI related actions on remote machines and generate reports. However, WMIX has been designed to work on one machine at a time. In addition, using WMI raw functions can sometimes be painstaking to perform. On the other hand, EV Reach allows you to perform remote administrative tasks in multiple and powerful ways using proprietary, WMI, and WMI assisted technologies. Since the EV Reach Remote Access Software has been designed for the enterprise, you can remotely administer a set of machines just as easily as you would a single machine.

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