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CIMWin32a Provider
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CIMWin32a Provider

The CIMWin32a provider extends the classes available in the CIMWin32 provider. The classes supported by the CIMWin32a provider are declared in Wmipcima.mof and implemented in Wmipcima.dll.

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CIM_CollectedCollections is an aggregation association representing that a CollectionOfMSEs may itself be contained in a CollectionOfMSEs.


CIM_CollectedMSEs is a generic association used to establish the members of the grouping object, CollectionOfMSEs.


The CollectionOfMSEs object allows the grouping of ManagedSystemElements for the purposes of associating Settings and Configurations. It is abstract to require further definition and semantic refinement in subclasses. The CollectionOfMSEs object does not carry any state or status information, but only represents a grouping or 'bag' of Elements. For this reason, it is incorrect to subclass groups that have state/status from CollectionOfMSEs - an example is CIM_RedundancyGroup (which is correctly subclassed from LogicalElement).


CollectionSetting represents the association between a CollectionOfMSEs class and the Setting class(es) defined for them.


CIM_LogicalIdentity is an abstract and generic association, indicating that two LogicalElements represent different aspects of the same underlying entity. This relationship conveys what could be defined with multiple inheritance. It is restricted to the 'logical' aspects of a ManagedSystemElement. In most scenarios, the Identity relationship is determined by the equivalence of Keys or some other identifying properties of the related Elements. The association should only be used in well understood scenarios. This is why the association is abstract - allowing more concrete definition and clarification in subclasses. One of the scenarios where this relationship is reasonable is to represent that a Device is both a 'bus' entity and a 'functional' entity. For example, a Device could be both a USB (bus) and a Keyboard (functional) entity.


The Win32_CollectionStatistics abstract association WMI class relates a managed system element collection and the class that represents statistical information about the collection.


The Win32_ComputerShutdownEvent is a Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) event class that represents events when a computer begins the process of shutting down. It identifies the type of shutdown, which can be a user log off, complete shutdown, or restart.


The Win32_ComputerSystemEvent WMI class represents events related to a computer system.


The Win32_ControllerHasHub association WMI class represents the hubs downstream from the universal serial bus (USB) controller.


The Win32_DiskDrivePhysicalMedia association WMI class defines the mapping between a disk drive and the physical components that implement it.


The Win32_GroupInDomain association WMI class identifies the group accounts associated with a Windows domain.


The Win32_NTDomainWMI class represents a Windows domain.


The Win32_PhysicalMedia class represents any type of documentation or storage medium, such as tapes, CD ROMs, and so on. To obtain the characteristics of the media in a CD drive, such as whether it is writeable, use Win32_CDROMDrive and the Capabilities property.


The Win32_USBHub WMI class represents the management characteristics of a universal serial bus (USB) hub.


The Win32_UserInDomain association WMI class relates a user account and a Windows domain.




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