CIM Schema Compatibility
A key component of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) infrastructure is an object-oriented model of the manageable entities in a system. The model conforms to a standard maintained by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) and is known as the Common Information Model (CIM). The CIM schema provides a single data description mechanism for any data that they provide.
Starting in Windows 7, WMI is compatible with the CIM Schema version 2.17.1 (http://www.dmtf.org/standards/cim/cim_schema_v2171/). Users can now compile a DMTF defined schema on a Windows computer.
Benefits of CIM Schema version 2.17.1 compatibility
- When a user downloads CIM Schema version 2.17.1 or DMTF MOF files, they can be successfully compiled on the target Windows computer.
- The CIM Schema version 2.17.1 added support for BIOS, printers, standard messages, operating system state, modern power management paradigms, virtualization and security.
- CIM Schema version 126.96.36.199 offers additional profile support. For more information, see Cross Namespace Association Traversal