How to Configure Remote Tools Settings

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

In Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, you set the Remote Tools Client Agent settings by modifying the necessary site control file settings.

To configure Remote Tools settings

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Make a connection to the Remote Tools Client Agent section of the site control file by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class.

  3. Loop through the array of available properties, making changes as needed.

  4. Commit the changes to the site control file.

Example

The following example sets the Remote Tools Client Agent settings by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class to connect to the site control file and change properties.

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


Sub ConfigureRemoteControlClientAgentSettings(swbemServices,            _
                                              swbemContext,             _
                                              siteCode,                 _
                                              enableDisableClientAgent, _
                                              newPermissionRequired,    _ 
                                              newVisibleSignal,         _
                                              newAudibleSignal)

 
    ' Load the site control file and get the remote tools client agent section.
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
          
    Query = "SELECT * FROM SMS_SCI_ClientComp " & _
    "WHERE ClientComponentName = 'Remote Control' " & _
    "AND SiteCode = '" & siteCode & "'"          
            
    Set SCIComponentSet = swbemServices.ExecQuery(Query, ,wbemFlagForwardOnly Or wbemFlagReturnImmediately, swbemContext)
                       
    ' Only one instance is returned from the query.
    For Each SCIComponent In SCIComponentSet

        ' Set the client agent by setting the Flags value to 0 or 1 using the enableDisableClientAgent variable.
        wscript.echo " "
        wscript.echo "Remote Control Agent"
        wscript.echo "Current value " &  SCIComponent.Flags
        
        ' Modify the value.                
        SCIComponent.Flags = enableDisableClientAgent
        wscript.echo "New value " & enableDisableClientAgent
    
        ' Loop through the array of embedded SMS_EmbeddedProperty instances.
        For Each vProperty In SCIComponent.Props
            
            ' Setting: Permission Required
            If vProperty.PropertyName = "Permission Required" Then
                wscript.echo " "
                wscript.echo vProperty.PropertyName
                wscript.echo "Current value " &  vProperty.Value               
                
                'Modify the value.
                vProperty.Value = newPermissionRequired
                wscript.echo "New value " & newPermissionRequired
            End If
            
            ' Setting: Visible Signal
            If vProperty.PropertyName = "Visible Signal" Then
                wscript.echo " "
                wscript.echo vProperty.PropertyName
                wscript.echo "Current value " &  vProperty.Value               
                
                ' Modify the value.
                vProperty.Value = newVisibleSignal
                wscript.echo "New value " & newVisibleSignal
            End If
            
            ' Setting: Audible Signal
            If vProperty.PropertyName = "Audible Signal" Then
                wscript.echo " "
                wscript.echo vProperty.PropertyName
                wscript.echo "Current value " &  vProperty.Value               
                
                ' Modify the value.
                vProperty.Value = newAudibleSignal
                wscript.echo "New value " & newAudibleSignal
            End If
               
        Next   

             ' Update the component in your copy of the site control file. Get the path
             ' to the updated object, which could be used later to retrieve the instance.
             Set SCICompPath = SCIComponent.Put_(wbemChangeFlagUpdateOnly, swbemContext)
    Next
                          
    'Commit the change to the actual site control file.
    Set InParams = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SiteControlFile").Methods_("CommitSCF").InParameters.SpawnInstance_
    InParams.SiteCode = siteCode
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile", "CommitSCF", InParams, , swbemContext
      
    ' Release the copy of the site control file.
    swbemServices.Get("SMS_SiteControlFile").ReleaseSessionHandle swbemContext.Item("SessionHandle").Value

End Sub


public void ConfigureRemoteControlClientAgentSettings(WqlConnectionManager connection,
                                                      string siteCode,
                                                      string enableDisableRemoteControlClientAgent,
                                                      string newPermissionRequired,
                                                      string newVisibleSignal,
                                                      string newAudibleSignal)
{
    try
    {
        IResultObject siteDefinition = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Remote Control'");

        // Setting: Enable Remote Control Client Agent
        // Set Remote Control client agent by setting flags value to  0 or 1 using the EnableDisableRemoteControlClientAgent variable. 
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Remote Control Client Agent");
        Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue);

        // Change value using the enableDisableRemoteControlClientAgent value passed in. 
        siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue = enableDisableRemoteControlClientAgent;
        Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + enableDisableRemoteControlClientAgent);

        foreach (KeyValuePair<string, IResultObject> kvp in siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties)
        {

            // Create temporary working copy of embedded properties.
            Dictionary<string, IResultObject> embeddedProperties = siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties;

            // Setting: Permission Required.
            if (kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"] == "Permission Required")
            {
                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine(kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]);
                Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue);
             
                // Change value using the newPermissionRequired value passed in. 
                embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue = newPermissionRequired;
                Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + newPermissionRequired);
            }

            // Setting: Visible Signal.
            if (kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"] == "Visible Signal")
            {
                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine(kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]);
                Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue);

                // Change value using the newScanSchedule value passed in. 
                embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue = newVisibleSignal;
                Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + newVisibleSignal);
            }

            // Setting: Audible Signal.
            if (kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"] == "Audible Signal")
            {
                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine(kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]);
                Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue);

                // Change value using the newAudibleSignal value passed in. 
                embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value"].StringValue = newAudibleSignal;
                Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + newAudibleSignal);
            }

            // Store the settings that have changed.
            siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties = embeddedProperties;
        }

        // Save the settings.
        siteDefinition.Put();

    }
    catch (SmsException ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Failed. Error: " + ex.InnerException.Message);
        throw;
    }
}

The example method has the following parameters:

 

Parameter

Type

Description

connection

  • Managed: WqlConnectionManager

  • VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the SMS Provider.

siteCode

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The site code.

enableDisableClientAgent

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether the Remote Tools Client Agent is enabled or disabled.

0 - disabled

1 - enabled

newPermissionRequired

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether permission is required to remote control.

0 - not required

1 - required

newVisibleSignal

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether the visible signal is enabled or disabled.

0 - disabled

1 - enabled

newAudibleSignal

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether the audible signal is enabled or disabled.

0 - disabled

1 - enabled

Compiling the Code

This C# example requires:

Namespaces

System

System.Collections.Generic

System.Text

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine

Assembly

adminui.wqlqueryengine

microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider

Robust Programming

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

Security

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

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