Win32_TapeDrive - WMI sample in Python

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Win32_TapeDrive

Description

The Win32_TapeDrive WMI class represents a tape drive on a Windows computer. Tape drives are primarily distinguished by the fact that they can be accessed only sequentially.

Example(s)

import win32com.client
def WMIDateStringToDate(dtmDate):
    strDateTime = ""
    if (dtmDate[4] == 0):
        strDateTime = dtmDate[5] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = dtmDate[4] + dtmDate[5] + '/'
    if (dtmDate[6] == 0):
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[7] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[6] + dtmDate[7] + '/'
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[0] + dtmDate[1] + dtmDate[2] + dtmDate[3] + " " + dtmDate[8] + dtmDate[9] + ":" + dtmDate[10] + dtmDate[11] +':' + dtmDate[12] + dtmDate[13]
    return strDateTime

strComputer = "."
objWMIService = win32com.client.Dispatch("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
objSWbemServices = objWMIService.ConnectServer(strComputer,"root\cimv2")
colItems = objSWbemServices.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_TapeDrive")
for objItem in colItems:
    if objItem.Availability != None:
        print "Availability:" + ` objItem.Availability`
    print "Capabilities:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.Capabilities :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    print "CapabilityDescriptions:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.CapabilityDescriptions :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    if objItem.Caption != None:
        print "Caption:" + ` objItem.Caption`
    if objItem.Compression != None:
        print "Compression:" + ` objItem.Compression`
    if objItem.CompressionMethod != None:
        print "CompressionMethod:" + ` objItem.CompressionMethod`
    if objItem.ConfigManagerErrorCode != None:
        print "ConfigManagerErrorCode:" + ` objItem.ConfigManagerErrorCode`
    if objItem.ConfigManagerUserConfig != None:
        print "ConfigManagerUserConfig:" + ` objItem.ConfigManagerUserConfig`
    if objItem.CreationClassName != None:
        print "CreationClassName:" + ` objItem.CreationClassName`
    if objItem.DefaultBlockSize != None:
        print "DefaultBlockSize:" + ` objItem.DefaultBlockSize`
    if objItem.Description != None:
        print "Description:" + ` objItem.Description`
    if objItem.DeviceID != None:
        print "DeviceID:" + ` objItem.DeviceID`
    if objItem.ECC != None:
        print "ECC:" + ` objItem.ECC`
    if objItem.EOTWarningZoneSize != None:
        print "EOTWarningZoneSize:" + ` objItem.EOTWarningZoneSize`
    if objItem.ErrorCleared != None:
        print "ErrorCleared:" + ` objItem.ErrorCleared`
    if objItem.ErrorDescription != None:
        print "ErrorDescription:" + ` objItem.ErrorDescription`
    if objItem.ErrorMethodology != None:
        print "ErrorMethodology:" + ` objItem.ErrorMethodology`
    if objItem.FeaturesHigh != None:
        print "FeaturesHigh:" + ` objItem.FeaturesHigh`
    if objItem.FeaturesLow != None:
        print "FeaturesLow:" + ` objItem.FeaturesLow`
    if objItem.Id != None:
        print "Id:" + ` objItem.Id`
    if objItem.InstallDate != None:
        print "InstallDate:" + WMIDateStringToDate(objItem.InstallDate)
    if objItem.LastErrorCode != None:
        print "LastErrorCode:" + ` objItem.LastErrorCode`
    if objItem.Manufacturer != None:
        print "Manufacturer:" + ` objItem.Manufacturer`
    if objItem.MaxBlockSize != None:
        print "MaxBlockSize:" + ` objItem.MaxBlockSize`
    if objItem.MaxMediaSize != None:
        print "MaxMediaSize:" + ` objItem.MaxMediaSize`
    if objItem.MaxPartitionCount != None:
        print "MaxPartitionCount:" + ` objItem.MaxPartitionCount`
    if objItem.MediaType != None:
        print "MediaType:" + ` objItem.MediaType`
    if objItem.MinBlockSize != None:
        print "MinBlockSize:" + ` objItem.MinBlockSize`
    if objItem.Name != None:
        print "Name:" + ` objItem.Name`
    if objItem.NeedsCleaning != None:
        print "NeedsCleaning:" + ` objItem.NeedsCleaning`
    if objItem.NumberOfMediaSupported != None:
        print "NumberOfMediaSupported:" + ` objItem.NumberOfMediaSupported`
    if objItem.Padding != None:
        print "Padding:" + ` objItem.Padding`
    if objItem.PNPDeviceID != None:
        print "PNPDeviceID:" + ` objItem.PNPDeviceID`
    print "PowerManagementCapabilities:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.PowerManagementCapabilities :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    if objItem.PowerManagementSupported != None:
        print "PowerManagementSupported:" + ` objItem.PowerManagementSupported`
    if objItem.ReportSetMarks != None:
        print "ReportSetMarks:" + ` objItem.ReportSetMarks`
    if objItem.Status != None:
        print "Status:" + ` objItem.Status`
    if objItem.StatusInfo != None:
        print "StatusInfo:" + ` objItem.StatusInfo`
    if objItem.SystemCreationClassName != None:
        print "SystemCreationClassName:" + ` objItem.SystemCreationClassName`
    if objItem.SystemName != None:
        print "SystemName:" + ` objItem.SystemName`