You can make your MOM scripts less dependent on the helper
objects by relying instead on various Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) and other APIs that are included with
Windows. Using built-in APIs provides the following advantages:
Scripts continue to call fast, external compiled code
Multiple scripts can continue to reuse an external library for
commonly used functions.
Scripts are easier to upgrade.
Scripts use well-documented, commonly used Windows APIs rather
than specialized APIs that are specific to MOM. If you are already
familiar with WMI for automating Windows management tasks, you will
not need to learn a new set of APIs.
In most cases, the WMI and COM classes recommended in this
documentation expose far more methods and properties than the MOM
helper objects. These other methods and properties can provide
additional benefits for your scripts.
The majority of the helper objects have been deprecated and
should not be used when creating new scripts.
For more information about equivalent operating system APIs to
use in place of the MOM helper objects, see the following