Export (0) Print
Expand All

How to Create an Association Between Two Computers in Configuration Manager

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

You create an association between a reference and destination computer, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, by calling the AddAssociation Method in Class SMS_StateMigration.

noteNote
You call the DeleteAssociation Method in Class SMS_StateMigration to delete an association.

To create an association between two computers

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider. For more information, see About the SMS Provider in Configuration Manager.

  2. Call the AddAssociation Method in Class SMS_StateMigration.

Example

The following example method adds an association between a source and reference computer.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.

Sub AssociateComputer(connection, referenceComputerResourceId, destinationComputerResourceId)
    
    Dim stateMigrationClass
    Dim inParams
    Dim outParams
   
    ' Get the state migration class.
    Set stateMigrationClass = connection.Get("SMS_StateMigration")

    ' Set up the parameters.
    Set inParams = _
      stateMigrationClass.Methods_("AddAssociation").InParameters.SpawnInstance_
    inParams.SourceClientResourceID = referenceComputerResourceId
    inParams.RestoreClientResourceID = destinationComputerResourceId
    
    ' Call the method.
    Set outParams = _
      connection.ExecMethod( "SMS_StateMigration", "AddAssociation", inParams)   
 
   End Sub
public void AssociateComputer(
    WqlConnectionManager connection, 
    int referenceComputerResourceId, 
    int destinationComputerResourceId)
{
    try
    {
        // Set up the reference and destination computer in parameters.
        Dictionary<string, object> inParams = new Dictionary<string, object>();
        inParams.Add("SourceClientResourceID", referenceComputerResourceId);
        inParams.Add("RestoreClientResourceID", destinationComputerResourceId);

        // Create the computer association.
       connection.ExecuteMethod("SMS_StateMigration", "AddAssociation", inParams);
    }
    catch (SmsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("failed to make the association" + e.Message);
        throw;
    }
}

The example method has the following parameters:

 

Parameter

Type

Description

connection

  • Managed: WqlConnectionManager

  • VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the SMS Provider.

referenceComputerResourceID

  • Managed: Integer

  • VBScript: Integer

The Configuration Manager resource identifier for the reference computer. This is available from SMS_R_System class ResourceId property for the computer.

destinationComputerResourceID

  • Managed: Integer

  • VBScript: Integer

The Configuration Manager resource identifier for the destination computer. This is available from SMS_R_System class ResourceId property for the computer.

Compiling the Code

The C# example has the following compilation requirements:

Namespaces

System

System.Collections.Generic

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine

Assembly

microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider

adminui.wqlqueryengine

Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.

Security

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

See Also

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft