SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance Server WMI Class


Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

The SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class is an SMS Provider server class, in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, that represents a software-update-specific SMS_CategoryInstance Server WMI Class object available on the site.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties.


Class SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance : SMS_CategoryInstanceBase
      Boolean AllowSubscription;
      String CategoryInstance_UniqueID;
      UInt32 CategoryInstanceID;
      String CategoryTypeName;
      Boolean IsSubscribed;
      String LocalizedCategoryInstanceName;
      SMS_Category_LocalizedProperties LocalizedInformation[];
      UInt32 LocalizedPropertyLocaleID;
      UInt32 ParentCategoryInstanceID;
      String SourceSite;


The SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance class does not define any methods.


The ResendObjectToAllSites Method in Class SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance has been deprecated in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.



Class qualifiers for this class include:

  • Secured

  • Read (read-only)

For more information about both the class qualifiers and the property qualifiers included in the Properties section, see Configuration Manager Class and Property Qualifiers.

Your application uses the SMS_UpdateCategoryInstance class after creating or modifying a software update deployment using SMS_UpdatesAssignment Server WMI Class. The application can use SMS_CIAllCategories Server WMI Class to query for all categories associated with the software updates configuration item or for all configuration items associated with a category.

To use this class, the application obtains an SMS_SoftwareUpdateSource object and sets the properties as required for the particular software update and the source.


Runtime Requirements

For more information, see Configuration Manager Server Runtime Requirements.

Development Requirements

For more information, see Configuration Manager Server Development Requirements.

See Also

Configuration Manager Software Updates Server WMI Classes
SMS_CIAllCategories Server WMI Class
Configuration Manager Software Updates