To delete a class

You can delete a class in the current namespace with Delete Class on the Windows Management Instrumentation Tester dialog box.

  1. Open the Windows Management Instrumentation Tester dialog box.
  2. In the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Tester dialog box, click Connect.
  3. In the Namespace box, type the path to the namespace that you want to connect to.
    Example?
    • To connect to the namespace where the Win32 provider classes reside, type:
      rootcimv2
  4. Click Connect.
  5. Click Delete Class.
  6. In the Get Class Name dialog box, type the name of the class you want to delete, and then click OK.
    A dialog box is displayed to warn you that the class might have derived classes or instances. This dialog box is displayed even if there are no derived classes or instances.
  7. If you are sure you want to delete the class, click Yes to delete the class.

Notes

  • Performing this task on the local computer does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.
  • Performing this task on a remote computer requires that you are a member of the Administrators group on the remote computer, or that you have been delegated the appropriate authority.
  • To open the Windows Management Instrumentation Tester dialog box, click Start, click Run, and then type WBEMTest.exe.
 

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