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Windows Management Instrumentation Query Language (WQL) is a powerful query language that provides an easy way to query management information. A subset of SQL, WQL allows queries against the WMI database to retrieve detailed information about computer hardware, software components, and system settings. Developers typically use this language within scripts (such as those written in PowerShell or VBScript) which can be used locally or remotely across Windows-based networks. Using WQL lets users access comprehensive data on system resources and services without needing to install additional software on client machines.