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Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets

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

The following code samples show how to set up the calling code for the code examples that are used throughout the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Development Kit (SDK).

Replace the SNIPPETMETHOD snippet with the snippet that you want to run. In most cases you will need to make changes, such as adding parameters, to make the code work.

noteNote
The ScriptPW COM automation object is not available in Windows Vista. If you do not want to pass your password in clear text, an alternative is to use a HTML application. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=110367.

For more information about remote Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) connections, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=94683.

Example

Dim connection
Dim computer
Dim userName
Dim userPassword
Dim password 'Password object

On Error Resume Next

Wscript.StdOut.Write "Computer you want to connect to (Enter . for local): "
computer = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine

If computer = "." Then
    userName = ""
    userPassword = ""
Else
    Wscript.StdOut.Write "Please enter the user name: "
    userName = WScript.StdIn.ReadLine
    
    Set password = CreateObject("ScriptPW.Password") 
    WScript.StdOut.Write "Please enter your password:" 
    userPassword = password.GetPassword() 
End If
      
Set connection = Connect(computer,userName,userPassword)

If Err.Number<>0 Then
    Wscript.Echo "Call to connect failed"
End If

Call SNIPPETMETHODNAME (connection)

Sub SNIPPETMETHODNAME(connection)
   ' Insert snippet code here.
End Sub

Function Connect(server, userName, userPassword)
    
    On Error Resume Next
    
    Dim net
    Dim localConnection
    Dim swbemLocator
    Dim swbemServices
    Dim providerLoc
    Dim location
    
    Set swbemLocator = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")

    swbemLocator.Security_.AuthenticationLevel = 6 'Packet Privacy
    
    ' If  the server is local, don't supply credentials.
    Set net = CreateObject("WScript.NetWork") 
    If UCase(net.ComputerName) = UCase(server) Then
        localConnection = true
        userName = ""
        userPassword = ""
        server = "."
    End If
    
    ' Connect to the server.
    Set swbemServices= swbemLocator.ConnectServer _
            (server, "root\sms",userName,userPassword)
    If Err.Number<>0 Then
        Wscript.Echo "Couldn't connect: " + Err.Description
        Connect = null
        Exit Function
    End If
    

    ' Determine where the provider is and connect.
    Set providerLoc = swbemServices.InstancesOf("SMS_ProviderLocation")

        For Each location In providerLoc
            If location.ProviderForLocalSite = True Then
                Set swbemServices = swbemLocator.ConnectServer _
                 (location.Machine, "root\sms\site_" + _
                    location.SiteCode,userName,userPassword)
                If Err.Number<>0 Then
                    Wscript.Echo "Couldn't connect:" + Err.Description
                    Connect = Null
                    Exit Function
                End If
                Set Connect = swbemServices
                Exit Function
            End If
        Next
    Set Connect = null ' Failed to connect.
End Function

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.ComponentModel;
using Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider;
using Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine;


namespace ConfigurationManagerSnippets
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Setup snippet class.

            string computer = "";
            string userName = "";
            string password = "";

            SnippetClass snippets = new SnippetClass();

            Console.WriteLine("Computer you want to connect to (Enter . for local): ");
            computer = Console.ReadLine();
            Console.WriteLine();

            if (computer == ".")
            {
                computer = System.Net.Dns.GetHostName();
                userName = "";
                password = "";
            }
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Please enter the user name: ");
                userName = Console.ReadLine();

                Console.WriteLine("Please enter your password:");
                password = snippets.ReturnPassword();
            }

            // Make connection to provider.
            WqlConnectionManager WMIConnection = snippets.Connect(computer, userName, password);

            // Call snippet function and pass the provider connection object.
            snippets.SNIPPETMETHODNAME(WMIConnection);
        }
    }

    class SnippetClass
    {
        public WqlConnectionManager Connect(string serverName, string userName, string userPassword)
        {
            try
            {               
                SmsNamedValuesDictionary namedValues = new SmsNamedValuesDictionary();
                WqlConnectionManager connection = new WqlConnectionManager(namedValues);
                if (System.Net.Dns.GetHostName().ToUpper() == serverName.ToUpper())
                {
                    connection.Connect(serverName);
                }
                else
                {
                    connection.Connect(serverName, userName, userPassword);
                }
                return connection;
            }
            catch (SmsException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to Connect. Error: " + ex.Message);
                return null;
            }
            catch (UnauthorizedAccessException ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to authenticate. Error:" + ex.Message);
                return null;
            }
        }

        public void SNIPPETMETHODNAME(WqlConnectionManager connection)
        {
            // Insert snippet code here.
        }

        public string ReturnPassword()
        {
            string password = "";
            ConsoleKeyInfo info = Console.ReadKey(true);
            while (info.Key != ConsoleKey.Enter)
            {
                if (info.Key != ConsoleKey.Backspace)
                {
                    password += info.KeyChar;
                    info = Console.ReadKey(true);
                }
                else if (info.Key == ConsoleKey.Backspace)
                {
                    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(password))
                    {
                        password = password.Substring
                        (0, password.Length - 1);
                    }
                    info = Console.ReadKey(true);
                }
            }
            for (int i = 0; i < password.Length; i++)
                Console.Write("*");
            return password;
        }
    }
}

Compiling the Code

Namespaces

System

System.Collections.Generic

System.ComponentModel

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine

Assembly

adminui.wqlqueryengine

microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider

noteNote
The assemblies are in the <Program Files>\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin folder.

Platforms

  • Windows Server 2003

For more information, see Configuration Manager Server Development Requirements.

Runtime Requirements

Robust Programming

The Configuration Manager 2007 exceptions that can be raised are SmsConnectionException and SmsQueryException. These can be caught together with SmsException.

Security

For more information about securing Configuration Manager applications, see Securing Configuration Manager Applications.

See Also

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