This series discusses Windows 10, SCCM Server, and SCCM Client-related W.M.I. namespaces & classes. W.M.I. Explorer is the community tool that helps to search through W.M.I. classes.
What is W.M.I.?
W.M.I. is Windows Management Instrumentation. The W.M.I. is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM).
Now the question is, what is WBEM? WBEM is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. More details about W.M.I. from Microsoft docs.
You can remotely manage Windows 10 devices either with W.M.I. or with OMA-DM (A.K.A. Windows 10 M.D.M.).
- W.M.I. is the one that is used in SCCM Management
- Windows 10 M.D.M. (Microsoft version of OMA-DM) is the one used by Intune management.
Download W.M.I. Explorer
Configuration Manager admins need to know more about W.M.I. explorer. SCCM can fetch the details from any available W.M.I. classes. The W.M.I. namespaces and classes can be custom classes for custom hardware inventory.
NOTE! – W.M.I. Explorer tool should be connected with administrative permissions to get the details of the M.D.M. bridge W.M.I. provider.
Download W.M.I. Explorer Tool from Vinay Pamnani – https://github.com/vinaypamnani/wmie2/releases
WMI Details SCCM & Intune
The following are the W.M.I. details that you should be aware of 1. SCCM Server 2. SCCM Client 3. Intune Client or Windows 10 MDM
One of the important namespaces in Windows 10 M.D.M. is called M.D.M. bridge W.M.I. provider “ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap“.
SCCM Server WMI
- SCCM Server ==> ROOT\SMS
- ROOT\SMS\site_TP4 – TP4 is my SCCM site code
- SCCM Client ==> ROOT\CCM:[email protected]
Windows 10 MDM WMI
- Intune ==> ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap
The following are the W.M.I. namespaces of Windows 10 on the Surface Book.