The SMS_ScheduleMethods abstract Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class is an SMS Provider server class, in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, that represents methods for decoding and encoding schedule tokens into and from a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager interval string.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties.

Class SMS_ScheduleMethods : SMS_BaseClass


The following table shows the methods in SMS_ScheduleMethods.

Method Description

ReadFromString Method in Class SMS_ScheduleMethods

Reads SMS_ScheduleToken objects from an interval string.

WriteToString Method in Class SMS_ScheduleMethods

Writes SMS_ScheduleToken objects to an interval string.




The methods are used in packing and unpacking a schedule token.

Class qualifiers for this class include:

  • Abstract

For more information about both the class qualifiers and the property qualifiers included in the Properties section, see Configuration Manager Class and Property Qualifiers.

A Configuration Manager interval string is an internal representation of a schedule token, represented by an SMS_ScheduleToken Server WMI Class object. System Center 2012 Configuration Manager interval strings are not of the same format as WMI interval strings.

This class is not used to convert schedule tokens to or from the friendly scheduling strings, for example, "Occurs every 1 day(s) effective 9:27AM Tuesday", found in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console.


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