Configuration Manager Objects Overview

The System Center Configuration Manager objects are instances of Configuration Manager-specific Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that are managed by the SMS Provider. The Configuration Manager object class categories are described in the following table.

System Center Configuration Manager Object Class Category Description
Software distribution Objects associated with the software distribution feature of Configuration Manager, such as advertisement, collection, package, and program objects.
Scheduling Organizes scheduled Configuration Manager events, such as inventory updates.
Site Contains information about Configuration Manager sites.
Security Describes the permissions granted to users and user groups to operate on specific Configuration Manager-secured objects, such as program and package objects.
Query Describes Configuration Manager site database queries.
Resource Populated when Configuration Manager discovers potential client computers, users, user groups, and other types of objects within the boundaries of the site.
Inventory Provides the structure for inventory operations on Configuration Manager client systems, users, and user groups.
Software metering Describes the metered Configuration Manager resources, such as program files.
Status and summarizer Indicates the status of Configuration Manager sites, components, and software distribution operations.
Collected files Contains information about files collected from clients.

DebugView

To show SMS Provider object property values in the System Center Configuration Manager console results pane, start the console with the following command line:

<InstallationDirectory>\Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe /SMS:DebugView=1

For more information about command-line options, see Configuration Manager Console Command-Line Options

See Also

Configuration Manager Association Classes
Configuration Manager Bit Field Properties
Configuration Manager Console Command-Line Options
Configuration Manager Date and Time Formats
Configuration Manager Embedded Objects
Configuration Manager Extended WMI Query Language
How to Use Configuration Manager Objects With Managed Code
Configuration Manager Lazy Properties
Configuration Manager Errors
Configuration Manager Object Security
Configuration Manager Special Queries