Learn How to Find Out SCCM ConfigMgr WMI commands

WMIC – Take Command-line Control over WMI

Microsoft is creating a lot of good reasons to make the command prompt in Windows XP and the Windows Server 2003 family your home for systems management. Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC), which uses the power of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to enable systems management from the command line, is one of those reasons. Even it is working for SCCM and Window 7.  More……

WMIC is a very powerful but rarely used tool to manage WMI from Command-line and it’s part of the Operating-system since WindowsXP…. !

Some examples to trigger SMS/SCCM Client Actions from command line:

Disable Software-Distribution:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm\policy\machine\requestedconfig path ccm_SoftwareDistributionClientConfig CREATE ComponentName=”Disable SWDist”,Enabled=”false”,LockSettings=”TRUE”,PolicySource=”local”,PolicyVersion=”1.0″ ,SiteSettingsKey=”1″ /NOINTERACTIVE

Re-Activate Software-Distribution:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm\policy\machine\requestedconfig path ccm_SoftwareDistributionClientConfig WHERE ComponentName=”Disable SWDist” delete /NOINTERACTIVE

Trigger Hardware Inventory:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL TriggerSchedule “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}” /NOINTERACTIVE

Trigger Software Inventory:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL TriggerSchedule “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002}” /NOINTERACTIVE

Trigger DataDiscoverRecord (DDR) update:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL TriggerSchedule “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000003}” /NOINTERACTIVE

Force a FULL HW Inventory on next HW-Inv Schedule:
WMIC /namespace:\\root\ccm\invagt path inventoryActionStatus where InventoryActionID=”{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001}” DELETE /NOINTERACTIVE

Repair SMS/SCCM Agent on a remote client:
WMIC /node:%MACHINE% /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL RepairClient

Repair a list (all clients listed in clients.txt) of remote SMS/SCCM Agents:
WMIC /node:@clients.txt /namespace:\\root\ccm path sms_client CALL RepairClient


  1. Nah, WMIC is much more portable and great to use for most sccm WMI commands. I only use powershell for more complex things that WMIC doesn’t support, and even then I have to use ECHO Powershell code >> powershell_script.ps1 to make stuff on the fly.


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