Windows WMI Explorer Details for SCCM Configuration Manager

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.

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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.

Related Post – How to Verify W.M.I. Permissions Required for ConfigMgr SCCM Console Access & Increase W.M.I. Default Memory Allocation for SCCM ConfigMgr Server

WMI Explorer Architecture
W.M.I. Explorer Architecture – Credits to Microsoft Doc

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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 Server WMI
SCCM Server WMI

SCCM Client

SCCM Client Client  ROOT\CCM
SCCM Client Client ROOT\CCM

Windows 10 MDM WMI

  • Intune ==> ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap
WMI Explorer without Administrative Permissions
WMI Explorer without Administrative Permissions

The following are the W.M.I. namespaces of Windows 10 on the Surface Book.

  • ROOT\Appv
    • ROOT\Appv:AppvClientApplication
    • ROOT\Appv:AppvClientAsset
    • ROOT\Appv:AppvClientConnectionGroup
    • ROOT\Appv:AppvClientPackage
    • ROOT\Appv:AppvPublishingServer
    • ROOT\Appv:WMI_extension
  • ROOT\CIMV2
    • ROOT\CIMV2\mdm
    • ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap
      • ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap:MDM_DevDetail
    • ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\MS_409
    • ROOT\CIMV2\ms_409
    • ROOT\CIMV2\power
      • ROOT\CIMV2\power\ms_409
    • ROOT\CIMV2\Security
      • ROOT\CIMV2\Security\MicrosoftTpm
      • ROOT\CIMV2\Security\MicrosoftVolumeEncryption
    • ROOT\CIMV2\TerminalServices
      • ROOT\CIMV2\TerminalServices\ms_409
  • ROOT\Cli
    • ROOT\Cli\MS_409
  • ROOT\DEFAULT
    • ROOT\DEFAULT\ms_409
  • ROOT\directory
    • ROOT\directory\LDAP
    • ROOT\directory\LDAP\ms_409
  • ROOT\Microsoft\Windows\Dns\MS_409:DnsClientNrptGlobal
  • ROOT\Microsoft\Windows\winrm
  • ROOT\msdtc:DtcClusterTMMapping
  • ROOT\subscription:ActiveScriptEventConsumer
  • ROOT\subscription:CommandLineEventConsumer
  • ROOT\virtualization\v2\ms_409:Msvm_ActiveConnection
  • ROOT\WMI\ms_409:AcpiControlStatus
  • ROOT\Microsoft\Windows\AppBackgroundTask:PS_BackgroundTask
  • ROOT\Microsoft\protectionManagement:BaseStatus
  • ROOT\RSOP\Computer
  • ROOT\Microsoft\Windows\Storage\Providers_v2
  • ROOT\ServiceModel

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