vScope collects information from Windows operating systems using various WMI scripts, utilizing VBscript. The scripts can be run from the vScope server using plain WMI, or locally on the target machine using PowerShell via WinRM. Though we recommend using WinRM due to performance and security, you can configure vScope to use WMI in Discovery Manager > Credentials > [WMI Credential]
If using WinRM, vScope will pack and send the VBScript to the temp catalog on the target machine. The scripts are then run using a command. The command is encrypted to make it easier to run. After the results of the scripts are collected, the information is sent back to the vScope server and the VBscript in the temp catalog is removed.