There are some Windows 10 features Microsoft is no longer developing for Windows 11. This should come as no surprise because with each version of Windows 10 in the past, the company released new features, but from time to time, it also removes features. One of the features the company is no longer actively developing for Windows 10 as well as Windows 11 is the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) tool. Not everyone knows what this tool is all about, so let us give a short rundown.
WMIC or Windows Management Interface Command is a command-line tool designed to deliver WMI commands. For those who are wondering, the WMI command is primarily used to query information relating to the computer system such as Computer Name, BIOS Serial Number, Mac Address, Check up Hard Disk Health, and more.
WMIC command-line tool to be deprecated in Windows 11 too
One user noticed that WMIC has been removed from the latest Windows 11 Build Microsoft Windows Version 10.0.22543.1000, and tweeted about it.
Microsoft had earlier deprecated WMIC in Windows 10:
“The WMIC tool is deprecated in Windows 10, version 21H1, and the 21H1 General Availability Channel release of Windows Server. This tool is superseded by Windows PowerShell for WMI,” according to Microsoft in a post.
Microsoft has clearly stated that this deprecation only applies to the command-line management tool. WMI itself is not affected.
In the eyes of some, the WMIC tool has long been a security problem, so they’ll be happy it’s gone, never to return.