Status of WMI in Samba 4?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Wed Jan 6 02:32:44 MST 2010

Hi Peter,

On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 07:57 +0100, "Peter Valdemar Mørch (Lists)" wrote:
> 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.
You can't be using this patch against a stock Samba 4, you're probably
using it against the ancient fork from Zenoss that is licensed

> 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.
> (1)
> (2)
There has been some additional work on the WMI support in the master
branch, but there's a lot that needs to happen still before it works

So far I seem to be the only one working on WMI support, and I'm not
sure when I'll have time to dedicate to WMI again.

If you're interested in contributing, all of the code should now be
living in the main samba master branch.


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