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About Configuration Manager Client Configuration

System Center

Updated: October 28, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 provides a COM automation object, SMSClientClass, for viewing and configuring the site and management point assignments for a Configuration Manager 2007 client.

You can perform such tasks as:

SMSClientClass

The client configuration options are accessible through SmsClientClass. This class implements two interfaces, ISmsClient and ISmsClient2.

ISmsClient

ISmsClient::AutoDiscoverSite Method
Retrieves the site code of the locally available site based on the client's current roaming situation, without assigning the client to the site.

ISmsClient::DiscoverDefaultMP Method
Retrieves the assigned management point for a client, without assigning the client to the management point.

ISmsClient::EnableAutoAssignment Method
Enables or disables the auto-assignment feature of the Configuration Manager client.

ISmsClient::GetAssignedSite Method
Gets the current assigned site of the client.

ISmsClient::GetCurrentManagementPoint Method
Gets the current management point of the client; that is, the management point that the client is currently communicating with (based on its roaming situation).

ISmsClient::ReAssignSite Method
Forces the client to rediscover its assigned site and then reassign itself to that site.

ISmsClient::RemoveAssignedSites Method
Removes all site assignments for the client.

ISmsClient::SetAssignedSite Method
Sets the client's assigned site.

ISmsClient::SetCurrentManagementPoint Method
Sets the current management point for the client.

ISmsClient2

ISmsClient2::ClearProxy Method
Clears the proxy information from the cache.

ISmsClient2::GetCurrentManagementPointEx Method
Gets extended information about the current management point of the client.

ISmsClient2::GetDnsSuffix Method
Gets the DnsSuffix for clients that locate their management point by using Domain Name System (DNS) publishing.

ISmsClient2::GetInternetManagementPointFQDN Method
Gets the URL of the current Internet Based Client Management (IBCM) enabled management point.

ISmsClient2::GetProxy Method
Gets proxy information about a URL. If the information is not cached, then detection is initiated.

ISmsClient2::IsClientAlwaysOnInternet Method
Specifies whether the client is always connected to the Internet.

ISmsClient2::IsClientOnInternet Method
Specifies whether the client is currently connected to the Internet.

ISmsClient2::MSIReinstallClient Method
Repairs client installation by making a call to MSIReinstallProduct.

ISmsClient2::SetDnsSuffix Method
Sets the DnsSuffix for clients that locate their management point by using DNS publishing.

ISmsClient2::SetInternetManagementPointFQDN Method
Sets the Internet Based Client Management (IBCM) enabled management point.

ISmsClient2::SetProxy Method
Sets proxy information for a URL.

Client WMI Classes

The Configuration Manager client also provides a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class that can be used for getting and setting configuration information. For more information, see SMS_Client Client WMI Class.

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