WMI monitoring and inventory
Posted by Yury Averkiev, Last modified by Yury Averkiev on 23 December 2010 03:15 AM
WMI Properties: Monitoring and Inventory Feature

Many of the VNC Manager users have been asking for ability to fetch additional information about registered computers and show it in the Registered Computers list. We listened and thus in v6.0 we introduced WMI Properties feature.

With this feature there is hardly anything that you can't monitor on a remote Windows-based computer. WMI Properties can be used as an inventory tool as well.

Selecting WMI Properties to Monitor

To start using WMI Properties open Tools \ Options dialog (F7 shortcut). and select the WMI Properties node.

Configure WMI inventory properties
  1. Expand the "Available WMI classes" combobox to select a WMI class. The current version of SmartCode VNC Manager list classes from the root\cimv2 namespace.
  2. The list of the properties exposed by the selected WMI class. If you want a property to be shown in the Registered Computers list, select it and click the Add button.
  3. List of the properties selected whose values will be fetched during Registered Computers status update. For each property a column will be added to the Registered Computers list.

    You can use the Filtering feature to narrow down your search results. For example, if you want to add column to the registered computers list that would show status of the UltraVNC Server service, you should add class Win32_Service / property Status and add the following filtering condition: Name="uvnc_service"

NOTE: When SmartCode VNC Manager attempts to establish WMI connection it uses the logon credentials assigned to the Registered Computer being updated.

WMI query results

SmartCode VNC Manager will attempt to fetch WMI properties when the application is performing scheduled status updates or when an update is initiated via the Check VNC/RDP/SSH Server Status command (Ctrl+U shortcut).

APPLIES TO: SmartCode VNC Manager v6.0.11.0 or newer