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Using autoit to query WMI

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I have used autoit for some time to query WMI on the root\CIMv2 namespace. Examples of these would be something like

$wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$strComputer = "localhost"
$Output=""
$Output = $Output & "Computer: " & $strComputer  & @CRLF
$Output = $Output & "==========================================" & @CRLF
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_SystemEnclosure", "WQL", _
              $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

What I now want to do is use WMI to query a different namespace called \root\microsoft\bits

This namespace allows interrogation of the BITS system (Background intelligent transfer service)

I tried ammending the code above to do something like

$wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 0x10
$wbemFlagForwardOnly = 0x20
$colItems = ""
$strComputer = "localhost"
$Output=""
$Output = $Output & "Computer: " & $strComputer  & @CRLF
$Output = $Output & "==========================================" & @CRLF
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:\\" & $strComputer & "\root\microsoft\bits")
$colItems = $objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM BitsClientJob", "WQL", _
              $wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly)

This does not appear to work. I suspect the variables "$wbemFlagReturnImmediately + $wbemFlagForwardOnly" may have something to do with it or other parts of the standard WMI code also need amending not just the namespace.

I looked at how anyone else did BITS interrogation using autoit however the only example I could find was making use of the Bitsadmin binary inside a loop to keep polling for updates by piping out to a text file and reading it in.

Others on the Web seem to have a lot of talk around using powershell however I have not used powershell and a fan of using Autoit to do all my tasks.

Any suggestions or help appreciated.

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You could try "Sciptomatic" from the Example Scripts section. This example lets you query WMI and then creates the correct AutoIt code for you.


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