How to Modify the Supported Platforms for a Program


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

Your application can add supported platforms to a package, in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, by obtaining specific instances of the SMS_Package and SMS_Program classes and then adding an instance of the SMS_OS_Details class to the SupportedOperatingSystems property.

To modify the supported platforms for a program

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Obtain an existing package object by using the SMS_Package class.

  3. Obtain an existing program object by using the SMS_Program class.

  4. Create and populate an instance of the SMS_OS_Details class.

  5. Add the new SMS_OS_Details instance to the SupportedOperatingSystems property of the program object (from step 3).


The following example method shows how to add supported platforms for a program.


A slight variation of this example could change property values for all of the programs associated with a specific package. For an example, see the How to List All Programs and Their Maximum Run Time Value code example. However, for a more efficient method of accessing a specific program, using the PackageID and ProgramName, see the How to Modify Program Properties code example.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.

Sub ModifySupportedPlatformsForProgram(connection,          _
                                       existingPackageID,   _
                                       existingProgramName, _
                                       newMaxVersion,       _
                                       newMinVersion,       _
                                       newName,             _

' Define a constant with the hexadecimal value for RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM. 
    Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 16
    Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = 32
    Const RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM = &H08000000
    Dim packageQuery
    Dim package
    Dim allProgramsForPackage
    Dim programQuery
    Dim program
    Dim programPath
    Dim checkPlatformValue
    Dim tempSupportedPlatform
    Dim tempSupportedPlatformsArray
    ' Build a query to get the specified package. 
     packageQuery = "SMS_Package.PackageID='" & existingPackageID & "'"
    ' Run the query to get the package. 
    Set package = connection.Get(packageQuery)    
    ' Output package name and ID. 
    WScript.Echo "Package ID:     "  & package.PackageID
    WScript.Echo "Package Name:   "  & package.Name    
    ' Build a query to get the programs for the package. 
    programQuery = "SELECT * FROM SMS_Program WHERE PackageID='" & existingPackageID & "'"    
    ' Run the query to get the programs. 
    Set allProgramsForPackage = connection.ExecQuery(programQuery, , wbemFlagForwardOnly Or wbemFlagReturnImmediately)    
    'The query returns a collection of program objects that needs to be enumerated. 
    For Each program In allProgramsForPackage                       
        If program.ProgramName = existingProgramName Then            
            ' Get all program object properties (in this case we specifically need some lazy properties). 
            programPath = program.Put_
            programPath = Mid(programPath, InStr(1, programPath, ":") + 1) 
            Set program = connection.Get(programPath) 
            ' Check whether RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM is set. 
            checkPlatformValue = (program.ProgramFlags AND RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM) 
            If checkPlatformValue <> 0 Then
               ' RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM is set. Removing RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM value. 
                program.ProgramFlags = (program.ProgramFlags XOR RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM) 
            End If                         
            ' Output the program name that is being checked for supported platforms. 
            WScript.Echo "Program Name: "  & program.ProgramName           
            ' Create
            Set tempSupportedPlatform = connection.Get("SMS_OS_Details").SpawnInstance_
            ' Populate tempSupportedPlatform values. 
            tempSupportedPlatform.MaxVersion = newMaxVersion
            tempSupportedPlatform.MinVersion = newMinVersion
            tempSupportedPlatform.Name       = newName
            tempSupportedPlatform.Platform   = newPlatform
            ' Get the array of supported operating systems. 
            tempSupportedPlatformsArray = program.SupportedOperatingSystems
            ' Add the new supported platform values (object) to the temporary array. 
            ReDim Preserve tempSupportedPlatformsArray (Ubound(tempSupportedPlatformsArray) + 1) 
            Set tempSupportedPlatformsArray(Ubound(tempSupportedPlatformsArray)) = tempSupportedPlatform
            ' Replace the SupportedOperatingSystems object array with the new updated array. 
            program.SupportedOperatingSystems = tempSupportedPlatformsArray
            ' Save the program. 
            ' Output success message. 
            WScript.Echo "Supported Platforms Updated "
        End If
End Sub
public void ModifyProgramSupportedPlatforms(WqlConnectionManager connection,
                                    string existingPackageID,
                                    string existingProgramNameToModify,
                                    string newMaxVersion,
                                    string newMinVersion,
                                    string newName,
                                    string newPlatform)
        // Define a constant with the hexadecimal value for RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM. 
        const Int32 RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM = 0x08000000;

        // Build query to get the programs for the package. 
        string query = "SELECT * FROM SMS_Program WHERE PackageID='" + existingPackageID + "'";

        // Load the specific program to change (programname is a key value and must be unique).
        IResultObject programsForPackage = connection.QueryProcessor.ExecuteQuery(query);

        // The query returns a collection that needs to be enumerated.
        foreach (IResultObject program in programsForPackage)
            // If a match for the program name is found, make the change(s).
            if (program["ProgramName"].StringValue == existingProgramNameToModify)
                // Get all properties, specifically the lazy properties, for the program object.

                // Check whether RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM is already set.
                Int32 checkPlatformValue = (program["ProgramFlags"].IntegerValue & RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM);

                if (checkPlatformValue != 0)
                    // RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM is set. Removing RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM value.
                    program["ProgramFlags"].IntegerValue = program["ProgramFlags"].IntegerValue ^ RUN_ON_ANY_PLATFORM;

                // Create a new array list to hold the supported platform window objects.
                List<IResultObject> tempSupportedPlatformsArray = new List<IResultObject>();

                // Create and populate a temporary SMS_OS_Details object with the new operating system values.
                IResultObject tempSupportedPlatformsObject = connection.CreateEmbeddedObjectInstance("SMS_OS_Details");

                // Populate temporary SMS_OS_Details object with the new supported platforms values.
                tempSupportedPlatformsObject["MaxVersion"].StringValue = newMaxVersion;
                tempSupportedPlatformsObject["MinVersion"].StringValue = newMinVersion;
                tempSupportedPlatformsObject["Name"].StringValue = newName;
                tempSupportedPlatformsObject["Platform"].StringValue = newPlatform;

                // Populate the local array list with the existing supported platform objects (type SMS_OS_Details).
                tempSupportedPlatformsArray = program.GetArrayItems("SupportedOperatingSystems");

                // Add the newly created service window object to the local array list.

                // Replace the existing service window objects from the target collection with the temporary array that includes the new service window.
                program.SetArrayItems("SupportedOperatingSystems", tempSupportedPlatformsArray);

                // Save the new values in the collection settings instance associated with the Collection ID.

                // Output program name.
                Console.WriteLine("Modified program: " + program["ProgramName"].StringValue);
    catch (SmsException ex)
        Console.WriteLine("Failed to modify the program. Error: " + ex.Message);

The example method has the following parameters:





  • Managed: WqlConnectionManager

  • VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the SMS Provider.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The package ID for an existing package.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The program name for an existing program.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The maximum supported version.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The minimum supported version.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The modified program name.


  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The new platform.

Compiling the Code

The C# example requires:










Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.

See Also

Configuration Manager Software Distribution