CIM_BIOSFeature class

The CIM_BIOSFeature class represents the capabilities of the low-level software that is used to start and configure a computer system.

Important

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.

Syntax

[UUID("{7D33100E-E3D3-11d2-8601-0000F8102E5F}"), Abstract, AMENDMENT]
class CIM_BIOSFeature : CIM_SoftwareFeature
{
  string   Caption;
  string   Description;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Status;
  string   IdentifyingNumber;
  string   ProductName;
  string   Vendor;
  string   Version;
  string   Name;
  string   CharacteristicDescriptions[];
  uint16   Characteristics[];
};

Members

The CIM_BIOSFeature class has these types of members:

Properties

The CIM_BIOSFeature class has these properties.

Caption

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: MaxLen (64), DisplayName ("Caption")

A short textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

CharacteristicDescriptions

Data type: string array

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: ArrayType ("Indexed"), MappingStrings ("MIF.DMTF|BIOS Characteristic|003.4"), ModelCorrespondence ("CIM_BIOSFeature.Characteristics")

Array of free-form strings that provides detailed explanations of the BIOS features indicated in the Characteristics array.

Note

Each entry in this array is related to the entry in the Characteristics array, which is located at the same index.

Characteristics

Data type: uint16 array

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: ArrayType ("Indexed"), MappingStrings ("MIF.DMTF|BIOS Characteristic|003.3"), ModelCorrespondence ("CIM_BIOSFeature.CharacteristicDescriptions")

Array of integers that specifies the features supported by the BIOS. The value 3 is not valid in the CIM schema because it represents that no BIOS features are supported in DMI. In which case, this object should not be instantiated.

Other (1)

Other.

Unknown (2)

Unknown.

Undefined (3)

Undefined.

ISA Support (4)

ISA support.

MCA Support (5)

MCA support.

EISA Support (6)

EISA support.

PCI Support (7)

PCI support.

PCMCIA Support (8)

PCMCIA support.

PnP Support (9)

PnP support.

APM Support (10)

APM support.

Upgradeable BIOS (11)

Upgradeable BIOS.

BIOS Shadowing Allowed (12)

BIOS shadowing allowed.

VL VESA Support (13)

VL VESA support.

ESCD Support (14)

ESCD support.

LS-120 Support (15)

LS-120 support.

ACPI Support (16)

ACPI support.

I2O Boot Support (17)

I2O boot support.

USB Legacy Support (18)

USB legacy support.

AGP Support (19)

AGP support.

PC Card (20)

PC card.

IR (21)

IR.

1394 (22)

I2C (23)

I2C.

Smart Battery (24)

Smart battery.

PC-98 (160)

PC-98.

Description

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: DisplayName ("Description")

A textual description of the object.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

IdentifyingNumber

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_Product.IdentifyingNumber"), Key, Maxlen (64), MappingStrings ("DMTF|ComponentID|001.4")

Product identification, such as a serial number on software or a die number on a hardware chip.

This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

InstallDate

Data type: datetime

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: MappingStrings ("MIF.DMTF|ComponentID|001.5"), DisplayName ("Install Date")

Indicates when the object was installed. Lack of a value does not indicate that the object is not installed.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Name

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: key, Maxlen (256)

The Name property defines the label by which the object is known to the world outside the data processing system. This label is a human-readable name that uniquely identifies the element in the context of the element's namespace.

This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

ProductName

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_Product.Name"), Key, Maxlen (256), MappingStrings ("DMTF|ComponentID|001.2")

Commonly used product name.

This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Status

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: MaxLen (10), DisplayName ("Status")

String that indicates the current status of the object. Operational and non-operational status can be defined. Operational status can include "OK", "Degraded", and "Pred Fail". "Pred Fail" indicates that an element is functioning properly, but is predicting a failure (for example, a SMART-enabled hard disk drive).

Non-operational status can include "Error", "Starting", "Stopping", and "Service". "Service" can apply during disk mirror-resilvering, reloading a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, but the managed element is neither "OK" nor in one of the other states.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

OK ("OK")

Error ("Error")

Degraded ("Degraded")

Unknown ("Unknown")

Pred Fail ("Pred Fail")

Starting ("Starting")

Stopping ("Stopping")

Service ("Service")

Stressed ("Stressed")

NonRecover ("NonRecover")

No Contact ("No Contact")

Lost Comm ("Lost Comm")

Vendor

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_Product.Vendor"), CIM_Key, Maxlen (256), MappingStrings ("DMTF|ComponentID|001.1")

Name of the product's supplier, which corresponds to the Vendor property in the product object of the DMTF Solution Exchange Standard.

This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Version

Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Propagated ("CIM_Product.Version"), Key, Maxlen (64), MappingStrings ("DMTF|ComponentID|001.3")

Product version information, which corresponds to the Version property in the product object of the DMTF Solution Exchange Standard.

This property is inherited from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

Remarks

The CIM_BIOSFeature class is derived from CIM_SoftwareFeature.

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.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008
Namespace
Root\CIMV2
MOF
CIMWin32.mof
DLL
CIMWin32.dll

See also

CIM_SoftwareFeature