Windows WMI Explorer Details for SCCM Configuration Manager

In this series of posts, we discuss Windows 10, SCCM Server, and SCCM Client related WMI namespaces & classes. WMI Explorer is the community tool that helps to search through WMI classes.

What is WMI?

WMI is Windows Management Instrumentation. The WMI 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 WMI from Microsoft docs.

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In a nutshell, you can remotely manage Windows 10 devices either with WMI or with OMA-DM (A.K.A Windows 10 MDM).

  • WMI is the one which is used in SCCM Management
  • Windows 10 MDM (Microsoft version of OMA-DM) is the one used by Intune management

Related Post – How to Verify WMI Permissions Required for ConfigMgr SCCM Console Access & Increase WMI Default Memory Allocation for SCCM ConfigMgr Server

WMI Explorer Architecture
WMI Explorer Architecture – Credits to Microsoft Doc

Download WMI Explorer

Configuration Manager admins need to know more about WMI explorer. SCCM can fetch the details from any available WMI classes. The WMI namespaces and classes can be custom classes as well for custom hardware inventory.

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NOTE! – WMI Explorer tool should be connected with administrative permissions to get the details of MDM bridge WMI provider.

Download WMI Explorer Tool from Vinay Pamnani – https://github.com/vinaypamnani/wmie2/releases

WMI Details SCCM & Intune

The following are the WMI details which you should be aware of: 1. SCCM Server 2. SCCM Client 3. Intune Client or Windows 10 MDM

One of the important namespaces in the world of Windows 10 MDM is called MDM bridge WMI 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 WMI 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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