Current status of WMI support in Samba 4
msievers at uni-paderborn.de
Fri May 22 11:03:46 GMT 2009
The Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing currently evaluates the
possibility of contributing a Hyper-V driver to the libvirt project.
Hyper-V uses WMI as its primary API. Searching the web for a way using
WMI from Linux showed us that there is a Samba 4 based WMI command line
client in Ubuntu, based on Samba 4 (TP4). But TP4 is rather old, so I
searched the mailing list archiv for mails concerning current WMI
support. Last thing I noticed was an announcement of alpha 6, mentioned
that WMI supported was reintegrated, but not as functional as before.
My question is how functional is WMI support in current samba 4 alpha 7
Is it usable ? How can I enable it ? I downloaded alpha 7 and tried to
build the wmic/wmis tools, but didn't find an appropriate configure nor
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