CIM_PackagedComponent class

The CIM_PackagedComponent association represents an explicit relationship in which a component is typically contained by a physical package, such as a chassis or card.

Note A component may be removed from, or not yet inserted into, its containing package (that is, the Removable Boolean property is TRUE). Therefore, a component may not always be associated with a container.

The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.


[Abstract, UUID("{FAF76B79-798C-11D2-AAD1-006008C78BC7}"), AMENDMENT]
class CIM_PackagedComponent : CIM_Container
  string                    LocationWithinContainer;
  CIM_PhysicalComponent REF PartComponent;
  CIM_PhysicalPackage   REF GroupComponent;


The CIM_PackagedComponent class has these types of members:


The CIM_PackagedComponent class has these properties.


Data type: CIM_PhysicalPackage

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Override ("GroupComponent"), Max (1)

A CIM_PhysicalPackage that describes the physical package that contains component(s).


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Free-form string that represents the positioning of the physical element within the physical package. Information relative to stationary elements in the container (for example, "second drive bay from the top"), angles, altitudes, and other data can be recorded in this property. This string could supplement or be used in place of instantiating the CIM_Location object.

This property is inherited from CIM_Container.


Data type: CIM_PhysicalComponent

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Override ("PartComponent")

A CIM_PhysicalComponent describing the physical component which is contained in the package.


The CIM_PackagedComponent class is derived from CIM_Container.

WMI does not implement this class.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.


Minimum supported client
Windows Vista
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008

See also