Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Definition - What does Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) mean?
Windows management instrumentation provides the ability to manage distributed enterprise systems for servers and workstations powered by the Windows OS, and to automate system management tasks
Techopedia explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
WMI makes system information retrieval easier by using well-documented object models, and queries that resemble those used with SQL, but with fewer and more easily readable software codes. It is regulated by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), which standardizes desktop PCs and the development of management standards for distributed desktops, networks and enterprise environments. The DMTF has certain management initiatives like the desktop management interface (DMI), common information model (CIM) and directory-enabled network (DEN).