WMI Class Mapping
WMIC Alias/WMI Class Mapping
by Mike Terrill 23
Finding information in WMI can be quite challenging, especially if you do not know where to look. There are several tools out there for finding this information and some are built right into the latest Windows operating systems. This article will be talking about WMIC. WMIC is a command line driven tool for obtaining information from WMI. It is quite powerful, yet not many administrators use it and very few know about it.There are built in aliases for looking up information in WMI. Custom aliases can also be created, but that is beyond the scope of this article. In order to discover the available aliases simply open up a command prompt and type WMIC. This will bring up the WMIC command line and look something like this:
Simply entering /? will display the overall help options and also list out the built in aliases. Some of these aliases are intuitive with regards to the WMI class that they represent (i.e. ComputerSystem maps to Win32_ComputerSystem), whereas others are not (i.e. RDToggle maps to Win32_TerminalServiceSetting). If you are like me, then you probably have a hard time remembering things and it would be nice if there was a published document somewhere that you could reference from time to time. Listed below is a table for each mapping. The nice thing is that you can easily get this information from the WMIC command line by entering ALIAS LIST BRIEF.
Alias Name WMI Class Description
ALIAS Select * from Msft_CliAlias Access to the aliases available on the local system
BASEBOARD Select * from Win32_BaseBoard Base board (also known as a motherboard or system board) management.
BIOS Select * from Win32_BIOS Basic input/output services (BIOS) management.
BOOTCONFIG Select * from Win32_BootConfiguration Boot configuration management.
CDROM Select * from Win32_CDROMDrive CD-ROM management.
COMPUTERSYSTEM Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem Computer system management.
CPU Select * from WIN32_PROCESSOR CPU management.
CSPRODUCT Select * from Win32_ComputerSystemProduct Computer system
product information from SMBIOS.
DATAFILE Select * from CIM_DataFile DataFile Management.
DCOMAPP Select * from WIN32_DCOMApplication DCOM Application management.
DESKTOP Select * from WIN32_DESKTOP User’s Desktop management.
DESKTOPMONITOR Select * from WIN32_DESKTOPMONITOR Desktop Monitor management.
DEVICEMEMORYADDRESS Select * from Win32_DeviceMemoryAddress Device memory addresses management.
DISKDRIVE Select * from Win32_DiskDrive Physical disk drive management.
DISKQUOTA Select * from Win32_DiskQuota Disk space usage for NTFS volumes.
DMACHANNEL Select * from Win32_DMAChannel Direct memory access (DMA) channel management.
ENVIRONMENT Select * from Win32_Environment System environment settings management.
FSDIR Select * from Win32_Directory Filesystem directory entry management.
GROUP Select * from Win32_Group Group account management.
IDECONTROLLER Select * from Win32_IDEController IDE Controller management.
IRQ Select * from Win32_IRQResource Interrupt request line (IRQ) management.
JOB Select * from Win32_ScheduledJob Provides access to the jobs scheduled using the schedule service.
LOADORDER Select * from Win32_LoadOrderGroup Management of system services that define execution dependencies.
LOGICALDISK Select * from Win32_LogicalDisk Local storage device management.
LOGON Select * from Win32_LogonSession LOGON Sessions.
MEMCACHE Select * from WIN32_CACHEMEMORY Cache memory management.
MEMORYCHIP Select * from Win32_PhysicalMemory Memory chip information.
MEMPHYSICAL Select * from Win32_PhysicalMemoryArray Computer system’s
physical memory management.
NETCLIENT Select * from WIN32_NetworkClient Network Client management.
NETLOGIN Select * from Win32_NetworkLoginProfile Network login
information (of a particular user) management.
NETPROTOCOL Select * from Win32_NetworkProtocol Protocols (and their
network characteristics) management.
NETUSE Select * from Win32_NetworkConnection Active network connection management.
NIC Select * from Win32_NetworkAdapter Network Interface Controller (NIC) management.
NICCONFIG Select * from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Network adapter management.
NTDOMAIN Select * from Win32_NTDomain NT Domain management.
NTEVENT Select * from Win32_NTLogEvent Entries in the NT Event Log.
NTEVENTLOG Select * from Win32_NTEventlogFile NT eventlog file management.
ONBOARDDEVICE Select * from Win32_OnBoardDevice Management of common adapter
devices built into the motherboard (system board).
OS Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem Installed Operating
PAGEFILE Select * from Win32_PageFileUsage Virtual memory file swapping management.
PAGEFILESET Select * from Win32_PageFileSetting Page file settings management.
PARTITION Select * from Win32_DiskPartition Management of partitioned areas of a physical disk.
PORT Select * from Win32_PortResource I/O port management.
PORTCONNECTOR Select * from Win32_PortConnector Physical connection ports
PRINTER Select * from Win32_Printer Printer device management.
PRINTERCONFIG Select * from Win32_PrinterConfiguration Printer device configuration management.
PRINTJOB Select * from Win32_PrintJob Print job management.
PROCESS Select * from Win32_Process Process management.
PRODUCT Select * from Win32_Product Installation package task management.
QFE Select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering Quick Fix Engineering.
QUOTASETTING Select * from Win32_QuotaSetting Setting information for disk quotas on a volume.
RDACCOUNT Select * from Win32_TSAccount Remote Desktop connection permission management.
RDNIC Select * from Win32_TSNetworkAdapterSetting Remote Desktop connection management on a specific network adapter.
RDPERMISSIONS Select * from Win32_TSPermissionsSetting Permissions to a specific Remote Desktop connection.
RDTOGGLE Select * from Win32_TerminalServiceSetting Turning Remote Desktop listener on or off remotely.
RECOVEROS Select * from Win32_OSRecoveryConfiguration Information that will be gathered from memory when the operating system fails.
REGISTRY Select * from Win32_Registry Computer system registry management.
SCSICONTROLLER Select * from Win32_SCSIController SCSI Controller management.
SERVER Select * from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfNet_Server Server information management.
SERVICE Select * from Win32_Service Service application management.
SHADOWCOPY Select * from Win32_ShadowCopy Shadow copy management.
SHADOWSTORAGE Select * from Win32_ShadowStorage Shadow copy storage area management.
SHARE Select * from Win32_Share Shared resource management.
SOFTWAREELEMENT Select * from Win32_SoftwareElement Management of the elements of a software product installed on a system.
SOFTWAREFEATURE Select * from Win32_SoftwareFeature Management of software
product subsets of SoftwareElement.
SOUNDDEV Select * from WIN32_SoundDevice Sound Device management.
STARTUP Select * from Win32_StartupCommand Management of commands that run
automatically when users log onto the computer system.
SYSACCOUNT Select * from Win32_SystemAccount System account management.
SYSDRIVER Select * from Win32_SystemDriver Management of the system driver for a base service.
SYSTEMENCLOSURE Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure Physical system enclosure management.
SYSTEMSLOT Select * from Win32_SystemSlot Management of physical connection points including ports, slots and peripherals, and proprietary connections points.
TAPEDRIVE Select * from Win32_TapeDrive Tape drive management.
TEMPERATURE Select * from Win32_TemperatureProbe Data management of a temperature sensor (electronic thermometer).
TIMEZONE Select * from Win32_TimeZone Time zone data management.
UPS Select * from Win32_UninterruptiblePowerSupply Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) management.
USERACCOUNT Select * from Win32_UserAccount User account management.
VOLTAGE Select * from Win32_VoltageProbe Voltage sensor (electronic
voltmeter) data management.
VOLUME Select * from Win32_Volume Local storage volume management.
VOLUMEQUOTASETTING Select * from Win32_VolumeQuotaSetting Associates the disk quota setting with a specific disk volume.
VOLUMEUSERQUOTA Select * from Win32_VolumeUserQuota Per user storage volume quota management.
WMISET Select * from Win32_WMISetting WMI service operational parameters management.