To connect to the Configuration Manager client Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider, you create a ManagementScope object in the \\Client\root\ccm namespace.

You use the ManagementScope object to read and query WMI objects. For example, How to Read a WMI Object by Using System.Management.

To connect to the Configuration Manager client WMI provider

  1. In Visual Studio, create a new Visual C# Console Project.

  2. Add a reference to the System.Management assembly.

  3. In the C# source code, add a reference to the System.Management namespace with the following code.

  4. using System.Management;

  5. Create a new class and add the following connection example code.


The following C# code example creates and returns a ManagementScope object on the root\ccm namespace.

For information about calling the sample code, see How to Call a WMI Class Method by Using System.Management.

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public ManagementScope Connect()
		return new ManagementScope(@"root\ccm");
	catch (System.Management.ManagementException e)
		Console.WriteLine("Failed to connect", e.Message);

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The exception that can be raised is System.Management.ManagementException.

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