SMS_CategoryInstance Server WMI Class


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

The SMS_CategoryInstance Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class is an SMS Provider server class, in Configuration Manager, that represents a category instance used to replicate information about a category, for example, a product or a classification, to all child sites. This class is used in settings management monitoring.


Class SMS_CategoryInstance : SMS_CategoryInstanceBase
      String CategoryInstance_UniqueID;
      UInt32 CategoryInstanceID;
      String CategoryTypeName;
      String LocalizedCategoryInstanceName;
      SMS_Category_LocalizedProperties LocalizedInformation[];
      UInt32 LocalizedPropertyLocaleID;
      UInt32 ParentCategoryInstanceID;
      String SourceSite;


The SMS_CategoryInstance class does not define any methods.



Class qualifiers for this class include:

  • Secured

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

To use this class, the application creates an SMS_CategoryInstance object and sets the properties, as required, for the particular baseline configuration item.


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 Compliance Settings (DCM) Server WMI Classes
SMS_CategoryInstanceBase Server WMI Class
SMS_BaselineAssignment Server WMI Class
SMS_ConfigurationBaselineInfo Server WMI Class