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SMS_Driver Server WMI Class

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 SMS_Driver Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class is an SMS Provider server class, in Configuration Manager, that represents device drivers in the driver catalog that can be installed as part of a task sequence in an operating system deployment.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties.


Class SMS_Driver : SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass
{
      String ApplicabilityCondition;
      String CategoryInstance_UniqueIDs[];
      UInt32 CI_ID;
      String CI_UniqueID;
      UInt32 CIType_ID;
      UInt32 CIVersion;
      String ContentSourcePath;
      String CreatedBy;
      DateTime DateCreated;
      DateTime DateLastModified;
      Boolean DriverBootCritical;
      String DriverClass;
      DateTime DriverDate;
      String DriverINFFile;
      String DriverProvider;
      Boolean DriverSigned;
      String DriverSigner;
      String DriverType;
      String DriverVersion;
      DateTime EffectiveDate;
      UInt32 EULAAccepted;
      Boolean EULAExists;
      DateTime EULASignoffDate;
      String EULASignoffUser;
      Boolean IsBundle;
      Boolean IsDigest;
      Boolean IsEnabled;
      Boolean IsExpired;
      Boolean IsHidden;
      Boolean IsQuarantined;
      Boolean IsSuperseded;
      Boolean IsUserDefined;
      String LastModifiedBy;
      String LocalizedCategoryInstanceNames[];
      String LocalizedDescription;
      String LocalizedDisplayName;
      SMS_CI_LocalizedEulas LocalizedEulas[];
      SMS_CI_LocalizedProperties LocalizedInformation[];
      String LocalizedInformativeURL;
      UInt32 LocalizedPropertyLocaleID;
      String ModelName;
      UInt32 PermittedUses;
      SMS_SDMPackageLocalizedData SDMPackageLocalizedData[];
      UInt32 SDMPackageVersion;
      String SDMPackageXML;
      String SourceSite;
};

The following table shows the methods in SMS_Driver.

 

Method Description

CreateFromINF Method in Class SMS_Driver

Creates an SMS_Driver object based on information from the specified source path and INF file.

CreateFromOEM Method in Class SMS_Driver

Creates a set of SMS_Driver objects referenced by the specified Txtsetup.oem file.

ApplicabilityCondition
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [SizeLimit("512"), not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

CategoryInstance_UniqueIDs
Data type: String Array

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: None

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

CI_ID
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [key]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

CI_UniqueID
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers:[unique, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

CIType_ID
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [not_null, read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

For this class, the type ID is Driver (6).

CIVersion
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

ContentSourcePath
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: None

The location of the driver files. When a driver is added to a driver package or a boot image the SMS Provider copies files from this location. The path must be a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path accessible by the SMS Provider, for example, \\smsserver\drivers\microsoft\vmscsi, as the path for INF files.

CreatedBy
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [SizeLimit("512"), read, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

DateCreated
Data type: DateTime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

DateLastModified
Data type: DateTime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

DriverBootCritical
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

true if the driver is boot-critical. A mass storage driver imported from a txtsetup.oem file that needs to be installed before booting into a pre-Windows Vista operating system.

DriverClass
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

The class of device that the driver supports (such as Net or Display) as reported by the driver's INF file.

DriverDate
Data type: DateTime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

Date and time when the driver was written as reported by the INF file.

DriverINFFile
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [not_null, read]

Relative path and file name of the driver INF file, relative to ContentSourcePath.

DriverProvider
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

The name of the company or author of the driver file as reported in the INF file. This property does not necessarily reflect the device manufacturer.

DriverSigned
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

true if the driver source file is digitally signed by a recognized authority. For example, the Windows Hardware Quality Lab.

DriverSigner
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

The name of the digital signer if the driver source file is signed.

DriverType
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [not_null, read]

The type of driver. Currently the only valid value for this is INF.

DriverVersion
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

Version number of the driver, as specified by the driver provider.

EffectiveDate
Data type: DateTime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

EULAAccepted
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

EULAExists
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

EULASignoffDate
Data type: DateTime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

EULASignoffUser
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsBundle
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsDigest
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read, lazy]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsEnabled
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsExpired
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsHidden
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsQuarantined
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsSuperseded
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

IsUserDefined
Data type: Boolean

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LastModifiedBy
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [SizeLimit("512"), read, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LocalizedCategoryInstanceNames
Data type: String Array

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LocalizedDescription
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LocalizedDisplayName
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LocalizedEulas
Data type: SMS_CI_LocalizedEulas Array

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [lazy]

Not used.

LocalizedInformation
Data type: SMS_CI_LocalizedProperties Array

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [lazy]

Language-specific localized information about the driver:

  • String DisplayName

  • String Description

  • String InformativeURL

  • UInt32 LocaleID

This property is used to change the display name and description for a driver that supports multiple languages.

LocalizedInformativeURL
Data type: String

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

LocalizedPropertyLocaleID
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: [read]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

ModelName
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [unique, not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

PermittedUses
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

SDMPackageLocalizedData
Data type: SMS_SDMPackageLocalizedData Array

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [lazy]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

SDMPackageVersion
Data type: UInt32

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [not_null]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

SDMPackageXML
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [lazy]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

SourceSite
Data type: String

Access type: Read/Write

Qualifiers: [SizeLimit("3")]

See SMS_ConfigurationItemBaseClass Server WMI Class.

Class qualifiers for this class include:

  • Secured

For more information about both the class qualifiers and the property qualifiers included in the Properties section, see Configuration Manager Class and Property Qualifiers.

Configuration Manager uses a driver catalog to manage the different computers, devices, and associated Windows device drivers that it supports. For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=110504.

You can create an SMS_Driver object by using the CreateFromINF Method in Class SMS_Driver and CreateFromOEM Method in Class SMS_Driver methods. You use CreateFromINF Method in Class SMS_Driver to create an SMS_Driver Object from a Windows driver INF file. For more information see, How to Import a Windows Driver Described by an INF File into Configuration Manager. You use CreateFromOEM Method in Class SMS_Driver to create an SMS_Driver object from a Txtsetup.oem file.

Drivers share many of the abstract qualities of configuration items but you cannot use drivers like configuration items. For example, they cannot be assigned to baselines.

Drivers can be arranged into categories by adding the relevant category identifier to the SMS_Driver Server WMI ClassCategoryInstance_UniqueIDs array property. For more information, see How to Add a Category to a Windows Driver.

When you use the Configuration Manager server WMI classes in your application or script, remember that each driver must be added to at least one driver package (SMS_DriverPackage Server WMI Class) before it can be installed on a client. For more information, see How to Create a Driver Package for a Windows Driver in Configuration Manager. Mass storage drivers may also be added to a boot image package, represented by SMS_BootImagePackage Server WMI Class. How to Add a Windows Driver to a Configuration Manager Boot Image Package.

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