WMI uses the Component Object Model (COM) and COM Automation extensively throughout its object model. SMS extends this to provide a set of COM Automation objects for the SMS Advanced Client that enable simple scripting of client operations. When writing scripts for SMS Advanced Clients, you typically do not access WMI directly; instead, you use COM Automation objects.

For more information on COM, see the COM Overview on MSDN. For more information about COM Automation, see the Automation Start Page on MSDN.

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The SMS Advanced Client Automation Objects

Provides information about using COM Automation objects to script Advanced Client functions.

How to Use the SMS Advanced Client COM Automation Objects

Provides a code example showing how to use Advanced Client COM Automation objects.

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