RequestStateChange method of the CIM_ConcreteJob class

Requests that the state of the job be changed to the value specified in the RequestedState parameter. Invoking the RequestStateChange method multiple times could result in earlier requests being overwritten or lost.

If 0 is returned, then the task completed successfully. Any other return code indicates an error condition.


uint32 RequestStateChange(
  [in] uint16   RequestedState,
  [in] datetime TimeoutPeriod


RequestedState [in]

The state to request for a job. The possible values are as follows:

Start (2)

Changes the state to 'Running'.

Suspend (3)

Stops the job temporarily. The intention is to subsequently restart the job with 'Start'. It might be possible to enter the 'Service' state while suspended. (This is job-specific.)

Terminate (4)

Stops the job cleanly, saves data, preserves the state, and shuts down all underlying processes in an orderly manner.

Kill (5)

Terminates the job immediately with no requirement to save data or preserve the state.

Service (6)

Puts the job into a vendor-specific service state. It might be possible to restart the job.

DMTF Reserved (7..32767)

Vendor Reserved (32768..65535)

TimeoutPeriod [in]

A timeout period that specifies the maximum amount of time that the client expects the transition to the new state to take. The interval format must be used to specify the timeout period. A value of 0 or Null indicates that the client has no time requirements for the transition. If this property does not contain 0 or Null and the implementation does not support this parameter, a return code of 4098 (Use Of Timeout Parameter Not Supported) must be returned.

Return value

Returns a 0 on success; otherwise, returns an error.

Completed with No Error (0)

Not Supported (1)

Unknown/Unspecified Error (2)

Can NOT complete within Timeout Period (3)

Failed (4)

Invalid Parameter (5)

In Use (6)

DMTF Reserved (..)

Method Parameters Checked - Transition Started (4096)

Invalid State Transition (4097)

Use of Timeout Parameter Not Supported (4098)

Busy (4099)

Method Reserved (4100..32767)

Vendor Specific (32768..65535)


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows 8.1
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2012 R2

See also