I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of other items, but this is a rough start anyway. I was thinking of what "things" a system admin deals with most often, as it pertains to local vs remote management of each item. The two that bother me most are Power Plans and Scheduled Tasks. I sure hope Microsoft decides to clean those up within WMI. On an even more grandiose delusion I have: I'd love to see them standardize their command syntax and syntactical structures. Just compare the SC, SCHTASKS and POWERCFG commands (use /? for each). Holy crap! And the first person who chimes with "PowerShell is the standard command structure…": Wrong! It's a bandaid on an amputated leg. You don't add tools to fix a problem. You replace them. It's called efficiency. I'm cranky tonight. Going for a walk in the icy slush, which makes me even crankier because cold weather SUCKS!
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|Computer Serial Number||-||-||-||-||CIMV2, Win32_SystemEnclosure||SYSTEMENCLOSURE|
|Drive Mappings||NET USE||NO||NO||NO||CIMV2, Win32_LogicalDisk||NETUSE|
|Shared Folders||NET SHARE||YES||NO||NO||CIMV2, Win32_Share||SHARE|