CIM_Configuration class

The CIM_Configuration object allows the grouping of parameter sets (defined in CIM_Setting objects) and dependencies for one or more managed system elements. This object represents a certain behavior, or a desired functional state for the managed system elements. The desired functional state is typically driven by external requirements, such as time or location. For example, to connect to a mail system from home, a dependency on a modem exists; whereas, a dependency on a network adapter exists at work. Settings for the pertinent logical devices (in this example, POTS modem and network adapter) can be defined and aggregated by CIM_Configuration. Therefore, two "Connect to Mail" configurations can be defined by grouping the relevant dependencies and CIM_Setting objects.


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("{4C51D7AE-DB22-11d2-85FC-0000F8102E5F}"), AMENDMENT]
class CIM_Configuration
  string Caption;
  string Description;
  string Name;


The CIM_Configuration class has these types of members:


The CIM_Configuration class has these properties.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: MaxLen (64)

Short textual description of the CIM_Configuration object.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Textual description of the CIM_Configuration object.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: Key, MaxLen (256)

Label by which the CIM_Configuration object is known.


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.


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