[Samba] how to build wmic

Stephen Koehler s.c.koehler at gmail.com
Wed Feb 21 20:05:04 UTC 2018


Thanks very much.  After sending my question, I discovered that the DCOM
area was disabled in the build as of 8 years ago, so it became clear that
this is not currently supported in any way.

Steve Koehler

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:49 AM, Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>

> On Wed, 2018-02-21 at 11:16 -0600, Stephen Koehler via samba wrote:
> > I see that the Samba sources include the WMI client (wmic), but I have
> not
> > succeeded in getting the configure/make to build it.  Does anyone know if
> > this feature is supported in current (4.7.4) Samba, and, if so, how to
> > build it?
> The story of wmic is pretty sad, and no Samba doesn't contain it.
> As I understand it:
> wmic was silently forked from Samba4 many years ago, and then licenced
> as GPLv2 only by a company that is no longer developing it.  While
> forked we removed the supporting code because we saw now future in it,
> and now we have no practical way back.
> (This makes the OpenChange story seem positive in comparison).
> Sorry,
> Andrew Bartlett
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