Win32_ShadowCopy - WMI sample in Perl

The foundations for Manageability in Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2000 and Millennium Edition/'98 are Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself.

On this site, you can find many WMI samples.


Win32_ShadowCopy

Description

Example(s)

use strict;
use Win32::OLE('in');

use constant wbemFlagReturnImmediately => 0x10;
use constant wbemFlagForwardOnly => 0x20;

my @computers = ("DELL17");
foreach my $computer (@computers) {
   print "\n";
   print "==========================================\n";
   print "Computer: $computer\n";
   print "==========================================\n";

   my $objWMIService = Win32::OLE->GetObject("winmgmts:\\\\$computer\\root\\CIMV2") or die "WMI connection failed.\n";
   my $colItems = $objWMIService->ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_ShadowCopy", "WQL",
                  wbemFlagReturnImmediately | wbemFlagForwardOnly);

   foreach my $objItem (in $colItems) {
      print "Caption: $objItem->{Caption}\n";
      print "ClientAccessible: $objItem->{ClientAccessible}\n";
      print "Count: $objItem->{Count}\n";
      print "Description: $objItem->{Description}\n";
      print "DeviceObject: $objItem->{DeviceObject}\n";
      print "Differential: $objItem->{Differential}\n";
      print "ExposedLocally: $objItem->{ExposedLocally}\n";
      print "ExposedName: $objItem->{ExposedName}\n";
      print "ExposedPath: $objItem->{ExposedPath}\n";
      print "ExposedRemotely: $objItem->{ExposedRemotely}\n";
      print "HardwareAssisted: $objItem->{HardwareAssisted}\n";
      print "ID: $objItem->{ID}\n";
      print "Imported: $objItem->{Imported}\n";
      print "InstallDate: $objItem->{InstallDate}\n";
      print "Name: $objItem->{Name}\n";
      print "NoAutoRelease: $objItem->{NoAutoRelease}\n";
      print "NotSurfaced: $objItem->{NotSurfaced}\n";
      print "NoWriters: $objItem->{NoWriters}\n";
      print "OriginatingMachine: $objItem->{OriginatingMachine}\n";
      print "Persistent: $objItem->{Persistent}\n";
      print "Plex: $objItem->{Plex}\n";
      print "ProviderID: $objItem->{ProviderID}\n";
      print "ServiceMachine: $objItem->{ServiceMachine}\n";
      print "SetID: $objItem->{SetID}\n";
      print "State: $objItem->{State}\n";
      print "Status: $objItem->{Status}\n";
      print "Transportable: $objItem->{Transportable}\n";
      print "VolumeName: $objItem->{VolumeName}\n";
      print "\n";
   }
}sub WMIDateStringToDate(strDate)
{
   return "blah";
}