The Asset Intelligence catalog can be refreshed manually, outside the normal synchronization schedule. A manual refresh is accomplished by using the RequestCatalogUpdate method on the SMS_AIProxy Server WMI Class.

This method can only be called once within a 12 hours period, subsequent method calls will not work.

Refresh the Asset Intelligence catalog

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider. For more information, see About the SMS Provider in Configuration Manager.

  2. Query the SMS Provider for the SMS_AIProxy instance that you want refresh the catalog on.

  3. Call the SMS_AIProxy class RequestCatalogUpdate method to run an action on the collection.


The following example method runs the refresh on the provided server.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.

Visual Basic Script  Copy Code
Function InitateSync(connection, serverName)	On Error Resume Next	Dim classObj: Set classObj = connection.Get("SMS_AIProxy")	Dim inParams: Set inParams = classObj.Methods_("RequestCatalogUpdate").InParameters.SpawnInstance_()	Dim outParams		inParams.Properties_.Item("ProxyName") = serverName		Set outParams = connection.ExecMethod("SMS_AIProxy", "RequestCatalogUpdate", inParams)	If Err.Number <> 0 Then		 InitateSync = False	Else		InitateSync = True	End If	On Error Goto 0End Function
C#  Copy Code
public void InitateSync(WqlConnectionManager connection, string serverName){ try	{ 	Dictionary<string, object> inParams = new Dictionary<string, object>(); 	IResultObject classObj = connection.GetClassObject("SMS_AIProxy"); 	inParams.Add("ProxyName", serverName); 	Console.WriteLine("Requesting catalog update on server " + serverName); 	classObj.ExecuteMethod("RequestCatalogUpdate", inParams); }	catch (SmsException ex)	{ 	Console.WriteLine(String.Format("Failed to request catalog update on server {0}. Error: {1}", serverName, ex.Message)); 	throw; }}

The example method has the following parameters:

Parameter Type Description


Managed: WqlConnectionManager

VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the provider.


Managed: String

VBScript: String

Name of the server to run the refresh on. This name maps to the ProxyName property of an SMS_AIProxy instance.

Compiling the Code

The C# example requires:










Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.


For more information about securing Configuration Manager applications, see Securing Configuration Manager Applications.