A package for WMI manipulation using PHP and COM.

v1.1.2 2015-10-07 18:33 UTC

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To use WMI, your server must meet the following requirements:

  • Windows OS
  • PHP 5.4 or Greater
  • PHP COM extension enabled


Insert WMI into your composer.json:

"stevebauman/wmi": "1.1.*"

Now run composer update.

You're all set!



To use WMI, you must create a new WMI instance. To interact with the current computer, just create a WMI instance:

use Stevebauman\Wmi\Wmi;
$wmi = new Wmi();

To interact with a PC on your network, you'll need to enter a host name, and a username and password if needed:

$wmi = new Wmi($host = 'GUEST-PC', $username = 'guest', $password = 'password');

Now we can connect to it, but you'll need to specify the namespace you're looking to connect to:

$connection = $wmi->connect('root\\cimv2');

The connect() method will return a Stevebauman\Wmi\Connection instance if the connection was successful:

if($connection = $wmi->connect('root\\cimv2')) {
    echo "Cool! We're connected.";
    $query = $connection->newQuery();
} else {
    echo "Uh oh, looks like we couldn't connect.";


CAUTION: Before we get started with queries, you should know that NO VALUES are escaped besides quotes inside any query method. This package is not meant to handle user input, and you should not allow users to query computers / servers on your network.

This is due to WMI not supporting parameterization in queries.

Raw Queries

Once you've connected to the computer, you can execute queries on it with its connection. To execute a raw query, use:

if($connection = $wmi->connect('root\\cimv2')) {
    $results = $connection->query('SELECT * FROM Win32_LogicalDisk');

    foreach($results as $disk) {

Query Builder

WMI Comes with a WQL query builder so you're able to easily build statements. To create a new Builder use the newQuery() method on the WMI connection instance like so:

$query = $wmi->getConnection()->newQuery();

Once you have the query, we can start building:

// Executes the query "select * from Win32_LogicalDisk where Size >= '150000'"
$results = $query->from('Win32_LogicalDisk')
    ->where('Size', '>=', '150000')

The select method accepts a string or an array to insert selects onto the current query. For example:

// Select All

// Select Specific (array)
$query->select(['Name', 'Disk', 'Size']);

// Select Specific (multiple args)
$query->select('Name', 'Disk', 'Size');

// Select Specific (string)
$query->select('Name, Disk, Size');

If you don't use the select method, that's fine too. The Builder will assume you're meaning to select all columns, so you're able to perform:


// Query Executed
select * from Win32_LogicalDisk

The from method accepts a string that is a WMI class name. For example:




For more information on WMI classes, visit: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394132(v=vs.85).aspx


The where method accepts a field, operator and value. This is useful for retrieving data with a specific set of requirements.

The method:

$query->where($field, $operator, $value);


$query->where('Size', '>', 15000)->from('Win32_LogicalDisk')->get();

The field parameter needs to be an attribute in the from class, otherwise you will not receive any results.