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Obtaining VDI plugin information using WMI Follow

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a system for managing data and operations. Organizations that would like to gather information about the VDI plugins being run by their users can do so with WMI. 

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Access to Windows Management Instrumentation
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure implemented for the organization
  • VDI client and plugin version 5.5.6 or higher

How to enable WMI for VDI

Enable WMI by changing the value description below in the client registry settings for VDI

Key: SOFTWARE\Policies\Zoom\Zoom Meetings\VDI
Value: EnableWMIProvider
Value Type: DWORD
Value Description: Specify a value of one (1) to enable the in-process WMI provider for the VDI client. Specify a value of zero (0) or not available to disable the provider.

How to gather data with WMI

Use powershell WMI to query and collect the following data. 
Example query: Get-WMIObject -N "root/zoom/vdi" -class PluginInfo

  • Plugin Information (PluginInfo)
  • InstalledVersion - This is the version of the connected thin client.
  • IsConnectionOptimized - 1 or 0 depending on whether the connection to VDI client is currently optimized (offloading). A value of 1 means yes, 0 means no. 
  • IsPluginDetected - 1 or 0 based on whether the installed plugin was detected on a user’s device. A value of 1 means yes, 0 means no. 
  • PlatformType - Windows, MacOS, or Linux
  • SessionId - This is the Windows logon session ID and can be associated with a logon user name by an administrator.
  • IsUserInMeeting - 1 or 0 depending on whether a user is currently in a meeting on the device. A value of 1 means yes, 0 means no.
  • IsUserLoggedIn - 1 or 0 depending on whether a user is currently logged in to an account through zoom on the device. A value of 1 means yes, 0 means no.