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CIM_BIOSFeature class

The CIM_BIOSFeature class represents the capabilities of the low-level software that is used to start and configure a computer system.

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_BIOSFeature : CIM_SoftwareFeature
{
  string   Caption;
  string   CharacteristicDescriptions[];
  uint16   Characteristics[];
  string   Description;
  string   IdentifyingNumber;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Name;
  string   ProductName;
  string   Status;
  string   Vendor;
  string   Version;
};

Members

The CIM_BIOSFeature class has these types of members:

Properties

The CIM_BIOSFeature class has these properties.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

CharacteristicDescriptions
Data type: string array
Access type: Read-only

Array of free-form strings that provides detailed explanations of the BIOS features indicated in the Characteristics array.

Note  Each entry in this array is related to the entry in the Characteristics array, which is located at the same index.
Characteristics
Data type: uint16 array
Access type: Read-only

Array of integers that specifies the features supported by the BIOS. The value 3 is not valid in the CIM schema because it represents that no BIOS features are supported in DMI. In which case, this object should not be instantiated.

ValueMeaning
1

Other.

2

Unknown.

3

Undefined.

4

ISA support.

5

MCA support.

6

EISA support.

7

PCI support.

8

PCMCIA support.

9

PnP support.

10

APM support.

11

Upgradeable BIOS.

12

BIOS shadowing allowed.

13

VL VESA support.

14

ESCD support.

15

LS-120 support.

16

ACPI support.

17

I2O boot support.

18

USB legacy support.

19

AGP support.

20

PC card.

21

IR.

22

1394.

23

I2C.

24

Smart battery.

160

PC-98.

 

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

IdentifyingNumber
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Product identification, such as a serial number on software or a die number on a hardware chip. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

Date and time when the object was installed. This property does not need a value to indicate that the object is installed. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Label by which the object is known outside of the data processing system. This label is a human-readable name that uniquely identifies the element in the context of the element's namespace. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

ProductName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Commonly used product name. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

String that indicates the current status of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

"OK"
"Error"
"Degraded"
"Unknown"
"Pred Fail"
"Starting"
"Stopping"
"Service"
"Stressed"
"NonRecover"
"No Contact"
"Lost Comm"
Vendor
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the product's supplier. Corresponds to the Vendor property in the product object of the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) Solution Exchange Standard (SES). This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Product version information. Corresponds to the Version property in the product object of the DMTF SES. This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Remarks

The CIM_BIOSFeature class is derived from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

WMI does not implement this class.

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

 

 

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