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WMI Explorer (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 10/24/2017.

WMI Explorer is a utility intended to provide the ability to browse and view WMI namespaces/classes/instances/properties in a single pane of view and is inspired by the PowerShell based WMI Explorer written by Marc.
As someone who works with Configuration Manager (SCCM), I spend a lot of time in wbemtest trying to find things which is very time consuming. I started this project with the intention to combine the features of currently available WMI Explorers, and to make it easier and quicker to find what you're looking for in WMI.

To install WMI Explorer (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install wmiexplorer

To upgrade WMI Explorer (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade wmiexplorer


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsPath  = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
        PackageName  = "wmiexplorer"
        File         = "$toolsPath\"
        File64       = "$toolsPath\"
    	checksum     = 'F353C06DE8188A820FF7AC6FFD1CC296C44834EF4CF6BC248EF86D418D201B2E'
    	checksum64   = 'F353C06DE8188A820FF7AC6FFD1CC296C44834EF4CF6BC248EF86D418D201B2E'
    	checksumType = 'sha256'
        Destination  = $toolsPath
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
    Remove-Item "$toolsPath\" -Force -ErrorAction Stop
    $shortcutPath = 'c:\users\public\desktop\WMI Explorer.lnk'
    $targetPath   = Join-Path $toolsPath 'WMIExplorer.exe'
    if (-not (Test-Path $shortcutPath)) {
    	Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcutPath -TargetPath $targetPath
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsPath    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $shortcutPath = 'c:\users\public\desktop\WMI Explorer.lnk'
    $targetPath   = Join-Path $toolsPath 'WMIExplorer.exe'
    if (Test-Path $shortcutPath) {
    	Remove-Item $shortcutPath -Force
    if (Test-Path $targetPath) {
    	Remove-Item $targetPath -Force
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)
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    1. Definitions
    The terms "reproduce," "reproduction," "derivative works," and "distribution" have the same meaning here as under U.S. copyright law.
    A "contribution" is the original software, or any additions or changes to the software.
    A "contributor" is any person that distributes its contribution under this license.
    "Licensed patents" are a contributor's patent claims that read directly on its contribution.
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    (C) If you distribute any portion of the software, you must retain all copyright, patent, trademark, and attribution notices that are present in the software.
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    (E) The software is licensed "as-is." You bear the risk of using it. The contributors give no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this license cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, the contributors exclude the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    1.  Download the zip:
    2.  Use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet 'Get-FileHash'
    	Get-FileHash -Path '.\'
        checksum: F353C06DE8188A820FF7AC6FFD1CC296C44834EF4CF6BC248EF86D418D201B2E
  • tools\ Show
    md5: 6FBC2A1916CBAE077AC1BF0E7AC90543 | sha1: 7685682BC46F68F509BD095DE9814D816B026FEB | sha256: F353C06DE8188A820FF7AC6FFD1CC296C44834EF4CF6BC248EF86D418D201B2E | sha512: 3E2FA61283E9DEC98A328A0B4447AEFDBFB5ECF94D94199F8D78044F602D7EB638C6B9F36E33132E32F4AF7E352D9862CFBC270396A5358725EF159E02B6919B

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Vinay Pamnani


2014 Vinay Pamnani


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