The ValidateNewPackageSource Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class method, in Configuration Manager, validates a new package source location for a software update.
|All of the updates available in the old package source must be available in the new package source for validation to succeed.|
The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and defines the method.
SInt32 ValidateNewPackageSource( String PackageSource );
- Data type: StringQualifiers: [in]The location of the package content to verify.
An SInt32 data type that is 0 to indicate success or non-zero to indicate failure.
For information about handling returned errors, see About Configuration Manager Errors.
This method might be used when changing the package source location of a software update package due to infrastructure changes or a server failure.
This method is new in the latest version of Configuration Manager. Note that it is the only way to change the package source for an SMS_SoftwareUpdate Server WMI Class object. Most other types of packages can be changed in the console, but not the software update package. The access to this package from the console is restricted.
To use this method:
- Manually copy the package files from the old source location to
the new location.
- In your application, obtain the SMS_SoftwareUpdatesPackage
Server WMI Class object for the software update.
- Include a call to ValidateNewPackageSource on the
- On successful return from the method, have the application
change the StoredPkgPath property in the package to indicate
the new source location.
For more information, see Configuration Manager Server Runtime Requirements.
For more information, see Configuration Manager Server Development Requirements.