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.
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
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.
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 Client ==> ROOT\CCM:[email protected]
Windows 10 MDM WMI
- Intune ==> ROOT\CIMV2\mdm\dmmap
The following are the WMI namespaces of Windows 10 on the Surface Book.