The SMS_SoftwareConversionRules Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class is an SMS Provider server class, in Configuration Manager, that describes the rules to convert the company or product name resource string into a standard name for software inventory. For example, different Microsoft products might contain variations of the Microsoft company name, for example, "Microsoft Corporation" or "Microsoft".

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

Class SMS_SoftwareConversionRules : SMS_BaseClass
   String ConvertType;
   String NewName;
	 String OriginalName;
   UInt32 RuleId; 


The SMS_SoftwareConversionRules class does not define any methods.



Data type: String Access type: Read/WriteType of resource string to convert. Possible values are:
  • Manufacturer (default)

  • Product


Data type: String Access type: Read/WriteQualifiers: [Not_Null]Name reported to software inventory. The default value is "".

Data type: String Access type: Read/WriteQualifiers: [Not_Null]Original company or product name. The default value is "".The original name can contain SQL wildcard characters (&, _, [], and [^]), but the OriginalName and ConvertType combination must be unique.

Data type: UInt32 Access type: Read-only Qualifiers: [key, read, Not_Null]Unique ID of the rule. The default value is 0.


There are no special class qualifiers for this class. For more information about both the class qualifiers and the property qualifiers included in the Properties section, see Configuration Manager Class and Property Qualifiers.


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