Device manufacturers can use the Device Imaging service reference to integrate their existing device imaging solution with the Device Imaging service by using a COM or DCOM component that they develop. Administrators can use the WMI Provider reference to script or automate administrative tasks with Device Manager 2011.

This COM or DCOM component is referred to as the device imaging componentin this document; it is also referred to as the OEM Plug-inin some code comments.

In This Section

Device Imaging Service Reference

Describes the programming elements for the Device Imaging service API, which uses the Image Deployment Manager to handle interactions between Configuration Manager and the device imaging solution.

WMI Provider Reference

Describes the classes in the Device Manager 2011 WMI Provider API, which lets you script all the functionality in the Configuration Manager console.