You modify a Configuration Manager object, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, by using the object's SWbemObject object to change its properties.

To modify a Configuration Manager object

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider. For more information, see How to Connect to an SMS Provider in Configuration Manager by Using WMI.

  2. Using the SWbemServices object you obtain from step one, call the Get method and specify the class and key information for the object you want. This returns a SWbemObject representing object.

  3. Using the SWbemObject, update the object properties.

  4. Call Put to update the object in the SMS Provider.


The following VBScript code example gets a package (SMS_Package) object, changes the package description, and then commits the changes back to the SMS Provider. In this example, the package is retrieved through a call to the SWbemServices object Get. You can also retrieve the package by using a query. For more information, see How to Perform a Synchronous Configuration Manager Query by Using WMI.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.

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Sub ModifyPackageDescription (connection, packageID, description)

	On Error Resume Next 
	Dim package

	' Get the package.
	Set package = connection.Get("SMS_Package.PackageID='" & packageID & "'")
	If Err.Number<>0 Then
		Wscript.Echo "Couldn't get package " + packageID
		Exit Sub
	End If

	Wscript.Echo "Package Name: " + package.Name
	Wscript.Echo "Current Description: " + package.Description

	' Update and commit the package.
	package.Description = description

	If Err.Number<>0 Then
		WScript.Echo "Couldn't commit the package"
		Exit Sub
	End If

	Wscript.Echo "New Description: " + package.Description
End Sub

This example method has the following parameters:

Parameter Type Description



A valid connection to the SMS Provider.



The package identifier. This is available from the SMS_Package class PackageID identifier.



A new description for the object.

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