CIM_LogicalIdentity class (CIMWin32 WMI Providers)

The CIM_LogicalIdentity class is an abstract and generic association that indicates that two logical elements represent different aspects of the same underlying entity. The association conveys what can be defined with multiple inheritance and is restricted to the logical aspects of a managed system element. In most scenarios, the identity relationship is determined by the equivalence of keys, or some other identifying properties of the related elements.

The association should only be used in scenarios that are well understood, allowing more concrete definition and clarification in subclasses. A scenario where the relationship is reasonable, for example, represents a device that is both a bus entity and a functional entity where the device is a USB (bus) and keyboard (functional) entity.


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.


class CIM_LogicalIdentity
  CIM_LogicalElement REF SameElement;
  CIM_LogicalElement REF SystemElement;


The CIM_LogicalIdentity class has these types of members:


The CIM_LogicalIdentity class has these properties.


Data type: CIM_LogicalElement

Access type: Read-only

Reference to an alternate aspect of the system entity.


Data type: CIM_LogicalElement

Access type: Read-only

Reference to one aspect of the logical element.


WMI does not implement this class. For classes derived from CIM_LogicalIdentity, see Win32 Classes.

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.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows Vista
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008