The WMI Query basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It can be used as a prerequisite, applicability, or installed type rule. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) query is run against WMI on a scanned computer, and if the query returns as false, the software update is considered not needed, not applicable, or not installed on the computer. The WMI Query rule has the following configuration settings:
- WMI Namespace: Specifies the namespace
against where the query is run in WMI. This is an optional
- WMI Query: Specifies the WMI query to
run against the configured namespace. This is a required field.