WMI on ConfigMgr Servers

The SMS Provider is a WMI provider that exposes many of the most important objects in the ConfigMgr site database as WMI managed objects. This provider is generally installed on either the site server or the site database server, as discussed in Chapter 4. The ConfigMgr console, auxiliary applications such as the Resource Explorer, Service Manager, and various ConfigMgr tools are implemented as WMI management applications. Chapter 8, “The Configuration Manager Console,” discusses the ConfigMgr console. As with other WMI providers, you can also take advantage of the SMS Provider’s objects in custom scripts or other management applications. Some people have even built their own console or web interfaces to replace console ...

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