If you are using a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)-based console to manage your servers, you can subscribe to different WMI events that report on your Windows Media server activity and set alerts that enable you to respond to situations as they arise. Windows Media Services includes the WMS WMI Event Handler plug-in. WMI is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), which is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components in an enterprise environment. For more information about WMI events and classes, see the Windows Media Services SDK at the Microsoft Web site.