Status of WMI in Samba 4?

"Peter Valdemar Mørch (Lists)" 4ux6as402 at
Tue Jan 5 23:57:12 MST 2010

I'm curious about the status of WMI in Samba 4, since we're currently 
using the wmic executable with Dmitry's escape_string() patch from bug 
#6076 (1) to access WMI on Windows.

On May 22, 2009 there was a "Current status of WMI support in Samba 4" 
(2) thread where the outlook wasn't so positive.

Later, on Sep 22, 2009 in bug 6076 (2) Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer writes:
 > Later we need to reintroduce this file (after the WMI merge).

Is that merge still scheduled to happen? May I ask for an updated status 
of WMI in Samba 4? I'm hoping we can end up with a released version of 
Samba4 with Dmitry's patch in there at some point...

Also, I'm not sure I'm looking in the right repository:

The "Current status of WMI support in Samba 4"(2) thread said to look at 
the com branch in git:// and the wmi 
branch in git:// if "I should wish to 
develop on this". Looking at those the last commits were Sep 19 2008 and 
Sep 15 2008 respectively. But the master branch in 
git:// seems to have slightly newer commits. That 
is also where Dmitry's patch(1) was applied.



Peter Valdemar Mørch

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