○ SMI2SMIR Information / Purpose

I will assume that if you got here you already understand "computer systems terminology" so i won't get into detailed explanations, but will just write here what i know about this. To make things brief, SMI2SMIR is a WMI partial dependency. There is a script from microsoft, the WMDiag.vbs, that allows you to check if WMI is properly installed on a given computer. If you run WMDiag.vbs on a computer with SMI2SMIR missing you will be given the following lines on the resulting log:

WARNING: WMI System file 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WBEM\SMI2SMIR.EXE' is MISSING or is access DENIED but it is an OPTIONAL component.

So, altought it's part of WMI, as it is not a must, you could still query a remote machine for info.

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Thank you for reading

Taken from http://netprobe.blogspot.com/2009/06/smi2smir-information-purpose.html

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