You enable or disable the Software Inventory Client Agent, in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, by modifying the site control file settings.

To enable or disable the Software Inventory Updates Client Agent

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Make a connection to the Software Inventory Client Agent section of the site control file by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class.

  3. Loop through the array of available properties, making changes as needed.

  4. Commit the changes to the site control file.

Example

The following example method enables or disables the Software Inventory Client Agent by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class to connect to the site control file and change properties.

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

Visual Basic Script  Copy Code
Sub EnableDisableSoftwareInventoryClientAgent(swbemServices, swbemContext, enableDisableFlag, siteCode )

	' Load site control file and get software inventory agent client component section.
	swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
	Set objSWbemInst = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SCI_ClientComp.Filetype=1,Itemtype='Client Component',Sitecode='" & siteCode & "',ItemName='Software Inventory Agent'", , swbemContext)

	' Display client agent settings before changing the properties.
	Wscript.Echo " "
	Wscript.Echo "Properties - Before Change"
	Wscript.Echo "---------------------------"
	Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.ClientComponentName
	Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.Flags & " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)"

	' Set client agent by setting the Flags value to  0 or 1 using the enableDisableFlag variable.
	objSWbemInst.Flags = enableDisableFlag

	' Save the new client agent settings.
	objSWbemInst.Put_ , swbemContext
	swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Commit", , , swbemContext

	' Refresh in-memory copy of the site control file and get the client component section.
	swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
	Set objSWbemInst = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SCI_ClientComp.Filetype=1,Itemtype='Client Component',Sitecode='" & siteCode & "',ItemName='Software Inventory Agent'", , swbemContext)

	' Display the client agent settings after change.
	Wscript.Echo " "
	Wscript.Echo "Properties - After Change"
	Wscript.Echo "---------------------------"
	Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.ClientComponentName
	Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.Flags & " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)"

End Sub
C#  Copy Code
public void EnableDisableSoftwareInventoryClientAgent(WqlConnectionManager connection,
													string enableDisableFlag,
													string siteCode)
{
	try
	{
		IResultObject siteDefinition = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Software Inventory Agent'");

		// Display client agent settings before changing the properties.
		Console.WriteLine();
		Console.WriteLine("Properties - Before Change");
		Console.WriteLine("---------------------------");
		Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition["ClientComponentName"].StringValue);
		Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue + " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)");

		// Set client agent by setting "Flags" value to 0 or 1 by using the enableDisableFlag variable.
		siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue = enableDisableFlag;

		// Save the settings.
		siteDefinition.Put();

		// Verify the change by reconnecting and getting the value again.
		IResultObject siteDefinition2 = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Software Inventory Agent'");

		// Display client agent settings after changing the properties.
		Console.WriteLine();
		Console.WriteLine("Properties - After Change");
		Console.WriteLine("--------------------------");
		Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition2["ClientComponentName"].StringValue);
		Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition2["Flags"].StringValue + " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)");
}

	catch (SmsException ex)
	{
		Console.WriteLine("Failed. Error: " + ex.InnerException.Message);
		throw;
}

}

The example method has the following parameters:

Parameter

Type

Description

  • connection

  • swbemServices

  • Managed: WqlConnectionManager

  • VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the SMS Provider.

swbemContext

  • VBScript: SWbemContext

A valid context object. For more information, see How to Add a Configuration Manager Context Qualifier by Using WMI.

siteCode

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The site code.

enableDisableFlag

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether the Software Inventory client agent is enabled or disabled.

0 - Disabled

1 - Enabled

Compiling the Code

This C# example requires:

Namespaces

System

System.Collections.Generic

System.Text

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine

Assembly

adminui.wqlqueryengine

microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider

Robust Programming

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

Security

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

See Also