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CIM_Action class

A CIM_Action class is an operation that is part of a process to either create a software element in its next state or to eliminate the software element in the current state.

Important  The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

class CIM_Action
{
  string ActionID;
  string Caption;
  string Description;
  uint16 Direction;
  string Name;
  string SoftwareElementID;
  uint16 SoftwareElementState;
  uint16 TargetOperatingSystem;
  string Version;
};

Members

The CIM_Action class has these types of members:

Methods

The CIM_Action class has these methods.

MethodDescription
Invoke

Takes a particular action. Not implemented by WMI.

 

Properties

The CIM_Action class has these properties.

ActionID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Unique identifier assigned to a particular action for a software element.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short textual description of the object.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Description of the object.

Direction
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Indicates whether a particular CIM_Action object is part of a sequence of actions to transition the current software element to its next state, such as "Install", or to remove the current software element, such as "Uninstall".

ValueMeaning
0

Install

1

Uninstall

 

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Identifies the software element.

SoftwareElementID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Identifier for the software element.

SoftwareElementState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

State of a software element.

ValueMeaning
0

Deployable

Describes the details necessary for successful distribution and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the installable state (that is, the next state).

1

Installable

Describes the details necessary for successful installation and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the executable state (that is, the next state).

2

Executable

Describes the details necessary for successful execution and the details (conditions and actions) required to create a software element in the running state (that is, the next state).

3

Running

Describes the details necessary to monitor and operate on a start element.

 

TargetOperatingSystem
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Target operating system of the owning software element.

ValueMeaning
0

Unknown

1

Other

2

Mac OS

3

ATT UNIX

4

DGUX

5

DECNT

6

Digital UNIX

7

Open VMS

8

HP-UX

9

AIX

10

MVS

11

OS400

12

OS/2

13

Microsoft Virtual Machine (VM) for Java

14

MSDOS

15

Windows 3.x

16

Windows 95

17

Windows 98

18

Windows NT

19

Windows CE

20

NCR 3000

21

NetWare

22

OSF

23

DC/OS

24

Reliant UNIX

25

SCO UnixWare

26

SCO OpenServer

27

Sequent

28

IRIX

29

Solaris

30

SunOS

31

U6000

32

A Series

33

Tandem NSK

34

Tandem NT

35

BS2000/OSD

36

Linux

37

Lynx

38

Xenix

39

VM/ESA

40

Interactive UNIX

41

BSD UNIX

42

FreeBSD

43

NetBSD

44

GNU Hurd

45

Mac OS 9

46

Mach Kernel

47

Inferno

48

QNX

49

EPOC

50

IxWorks

51

VxWorks

52

MiNT

53

BeOS

54

HP MPE

55

NEXTSTEP

56

Palm OS

57

Rhapsody

58

Windows 2000

59

Dedicated

60

VSE

61

TPF

 

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Version of the operation.

The version of the operation should be in one of the following forms:

  • <major>.<minor>.<revision>
  • <major>.<minor><letter><revision>

Remarks

WMI does not implement this class. See Win32 Classes for classes derived from CIM_Action.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

CIM Classes

 

 

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