The Configuration Manager 2007 hardware inventory server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes are generated dynamically (reported) based on the content of the Sms_def.mof file. Not all hardware classes and properties listed in the Managed Object Format (MOF) file are reported. Each class and property in the MOF file contains an "SMS_Report" qualifier, and only classes and properties with the "SMS_Report" qualifier set to true are reported.
During the Configuration Manager hardware inventory process, the name for a class is transformed from "Win32_hardware" to "SMS_G_System_hardware". For example, "Win32_DiskDrive" translates to "SMS_G_System_DISK". Each class in the Sms_def.mof file contains an "SMS_Class_ID" qualifier that specifies the actual hardware name that is used by Configuration Manager.
In addition to the class name change, the following differences are found between the Win32 classes and the Configuration Manager hardware inventory server classes:
- Each Configuration Manager class inherits four properties from
Server WMI Class.
- The Configuration Manager hardware inventory classes do not
support the Win32 class methods.
- Many of the Configuration Manager hardware inventory classes
contain a subset of the Win32 class properties.
In This Section
- SMS_G_System_SYSTEM Server WMI Class
- Contains information about the operating system that is running on a client computer.
- SMS_G_System_WORKSTATION_STATUS Server WMI Class
- Contains information about the last time inventory was collected on a client computer.
Other ResourcesResource Management Server WMI Classes
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