The ExportXml Windows Management Instrumentation(WMI) class method, in Configuration Manager, exports task sequence XML in a format that is suitable to use on another site.
The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and defines the method.
String ExportXml( String Xml );
- Data type: StringQualifiers: [in]The task sequence XML. This XML comes from a previous call to the SaveToXml Method in Class SMS_TaskSequence.
A String data type defining the exported task sequence XML.
For information about handling returned errors, see About Configuration Manager Errors.
|Your application must use secure techniques when calling the SaveToXml Method in Class SMS_TaskSequence method, because it retains all passwords (secret information) and product keys (quasi-secret information). Used by itself, this method is not secure when used for saving XML to a file for use by another site.|
Your application uses ExportXml to translate between task sequence WMI code and task sequence XML. It first calls the SaveToXml Method in Class SMS_TaskSequence to create task sequence XML, preserving passwords and product keys. Then the application must call ExportXml and save the resulting information to a file, clearing all passwords (secret information) and product keys (quasi-secret information).
Remember that this method does not serialize task sequence XML for an SMS_TaskSequencePackage Server WMI Class object. For a package, you must reflect the task sequence XML by using the <sequence></sequence> tags.