BizTalk Server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes whitepaper

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). Basically is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows computing systems. You can write WMI scripts or applications to automate administrative tasks on remote computers, but WMI also supplies management data to other parts of the operating system and products—for example, System Center Operations Manager (formerly Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)), or Windows Remote Management (WinRM).

WMI is designed for programmers who use C/C++, the Microsoft Visual Basic application, or a scripting language that has an engine on Windows and handles Microsoft ActiveX objects. Nevertheless, many administrators and IT professionals access WMI through PowerShell. The Get-WMI cmdlet for PowerShell enables you to retrieve information for a local or remote WMI repository.

WMI comes pre-installed on Microsoft’s newest operating systems.

The purpose of WMI is to help administrators manage different Windows operational environments, including remote systems. One big advantage of WMI is that it reduces maintenance and the cost of managing enterprise network components.

BizTalk Server WMI classes

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes are used to programmatically access the administrative functions available in Microsoft BizTalk Server. Working together with PowerShell will be a winning match for IT Teams that need to manage BizTalk Server infrastructure and applications.

The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes in this table are used to manage the core objects associated with BizTalk Server, such as servers, queues, groups, and message handlers.

MSBTS_AdapterSettingRegisters new adapters with Microsoft® BizTalk® Server.
MSBTS_BTSObjectThis type of member supports the BizTalk Server infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
MSBTS_DeploymentServiceEncapsulates BizTalk assemblies for deployment or undeployment and bindings export or import.
MSBTS_GroupSettingRepresents a logical grouping of BizTalk Servers.
MSBTS_HostRepresents a BizTalk Server Host.
MSBTS_HostInstanceRepresents a single instance of a BizTalk Host.
MSBTS_HostInstanceSettingUpdates the IsDisabled property when a host is in the stopped state.
MSBTS_HostQueueRepresents an application.
MSBTS_HostSettingCreates a BizTalk Server Host setting.
MSBTS_MessageInstanceRepresents a message instance.
MSBTS_MessageInstanceSuspendedEventRepresents a suspended event for a BizTalk Message Queuing (MSMQT) message instance.
MSBTS_MsgBoxSettingRepresents a single MessageBox setting in the BizTalk Server group.
MSBTS_OrchestrationRepresents an instance of an orchestration that belongs to the installed module.
MSBTS_ReceiveHandlerRepresents an individual receive handler defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_ReceiveLocationRepresents an individual receive location defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_ReceiveLocationOrchestrationRepresents all possible combinations of receive locations and orchestrations.
MSBTS_ReceivePortRepresents an individual receive port defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_SendHandlerRepresents an individual send handler defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_SendHandler2Represents an extended individual send handler defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_SendPortRepresents an individual send port defined by BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_SendPortGroupRepresents a group of send ports defined by the BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_SendPortGroup2SendPortRepresents an extended group of send ports defined by the BizTalk Server.
MSBTS_ServerRepresents computers within a group that have BizTalk Servers installed.
MSBTS_ServerHostReflects mappings between BizTalk servers and BizTalk Hosts.
MSBTS_ServerSettingRepresents specific computers within the BizTalk group that have BizTalk Servers installed. Instances of this class are intended to be created and deleted internally through BizTalk Server only. Do not create or delete instances of this class explicitly through WMI.
MSBTS_ServiceThis type of member supports the BizTalk Server infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
MSBTS_ServiceInstanceProvides an instance of service with a start and stop functionality.
MSBTS_ServiceInstanceSuspendedEventRepresents a suspended event for a service instance.
MSBTS_SettingThis type of member supports the BizTalk Server infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
MSBTS_TrackedMessageInstanceRepresents a message instance.
MSBTS_TrackedMessageInstance2Represents an updated message instance.

What’s in store for you?

This whitepaper will give you a complete overview with a detailed understanding of all BizTalk Server WMI classes and how to use them. For each BizTalk Server WMI classes we will provide a sample on how to use it.

Where can I download it?

You can download the whitepaper here:

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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