Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope
windows management instrumentation

Short for Windows Management Instrumentation, WMI is an API designed by Microsoft that allows the control of systems and devices in a network. Though it has many similar features to Intel's DMI, WMI utilizes additional Windows features and capabilities.


If you are running Microsoft Windows Vista or 7, you can use the wmic command to display all WMI information through the command line.

CIM, Computer abbreviations, DMI, DMTF, Software terms, WBEM, Windows