Summary and Info
.NET System Management Services is a detailed and practical overview of the enterprise system management facilities, available as part of the Framework Class Library (FCL) of the .NET Framework. While Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), which is a centerpiece of Microsoft's enterprise management technology, is a fairly well researched topic, .NET system management documentation is scarce and books are non-existent. It is the goal of this book to not only act as a comprehensive and sensible supplement to often-inadequate documentation, but also cover some completely overlooked aspects of .NET and WMI programming. After reading .NET System Management Services, .NET software developers and system administrators will possess a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts behind WMI and should be well positioned for rapidly developing custom management tools, often more flexible and powerful than any expensive off-the-shelf software.