Configuration Manager Objects Overview

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 Configuration Manager 2007 objects are instances of Configuration Manager-specific Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that are managed by the SMS Provider. The Configuration Manager object class categories are described in the following table.

 

Configuration Manager 2007 Object Class Category Description

Software distribution

Objects associated with the software distribution feature of Configuration Manager, such as advertisement, collection, package, and program objects.

Scheduling

Organizes scheduled Configuration Manager events, such as inventory updates.

Site

Contains information about Configuration Manager sites.

Security

Describes the permissions granted to users and user groups to operate on specific Configuration Manager-secured objects, such as program and package objects.

Query

Describes Configuration Manager site database queries.

Resource

Populated when Configuration Manager discovers potential client computers, users, user groups, and other types of objects within the boundaries of the site.

Inventory

Provides the structure for inventory operations on Configuration Manager client systems, users, and user groups.

Software metering

Describes the metered Configuration Manager resources, such as program files.

Status and summarizer

Indicates the status of Configuration Manager sites, components, and software distribution operations.

Collected files

Contains information about files collected from clients.

DebugView

To show SMS Provider object property values in the Configuration Manager 2007 console results pane, start the console with the following command line:

<InstallationDirectory>\AdminConsole.msc /SMS:DebugView=1

For more information about command-line options, see Configuration Manager Console Command-Line Options

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