In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, compliance settings (DCM) server Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes, assist you in assessing computer compliance by considering a number of configurations, for example, installation and configuration of the correct versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. You can also use these classes to check for compliance with software updates and security settings.

The main classes supporting the compliance settings feature are:

For more information, see Desired Configuration Management Configuration Baselines and Configuration Items.

Some of the classes that are defined for desired configuration management, for example, SMS_ConfigurationBaselineInfo Server WMI Class, are specific to baseline configuration items. Some of the classes can also be used to reference software update configuration items, although applications use the software updates feature to manipulate these items. For more information, see Configuration Manager Software Updates.

The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager server class schema is a set of WMI classes that represent the objects on a server running Configuration Manager. Each Configuration Manager class is a template for a managed object and all instances of the object use the template. Classes can contain properties and methods. The properties describe the class data, and the methods typically perform data management. For more information about developing applications using these classes, see About Configuration Manager SDK Requirements.

Compliance Settings (DCM) Server WMI Classes

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