How to Handle Configuration Manager Synchronous Errors by Using WMI


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

You handle synchronous errors, in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, by inspecting the SWbemLastError object when an error occurs. An error has occurred when the error object Number property is non-zero.


In VBScript you should declare that you want to resume running the script if an error occurs. Otherwise, the script will end when an error condition occurs. To do this, use the On Error Resume Next declaration in your script.


The following VBScript example displays the most recent error information that is available from the SWbemLastError object. You can use the following code, which tries to get an invalid SMS_Package package to test it.

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

Sub ExerciseError(connection)

    On Error Resume next

    Dim packages
    Dim package

    ' Run the query.
    Set package = connection.Get("SMS_Package.PackageID='UNKNOWN'")

    If Err.Number<>0 Then
        Call DisplayLastError
    End If

End Sub    
Sub DisplayLastError
    Dim ExtendedStatus

    ' Get the error object.
    Set ExtendedStatus = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWBEMLastError")

    ' Determine the type of error.
    If ExtendedStatus.Path_.Class = "__ExtendedStatus" Then
        WScript.Echo "WMI Error: "& ExtendedStatus.Description            
    ElseIf ExtendedStatus.Path_.Class = "SMS_ExtendedStatus" Then
        WScript.Echo "Provider Error: "& ExtendedStatus.Description
        WScript.Echo "Code: " & ExtendedStatus.ErrorCode
    End If
End Sub

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See Also

Configuration Manager Errors