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Windows Azure Pack PowerShell sample commands – Add Commands

Windows Azure Pack PowerShell sample commands – Add Commands

To follow on from my last post where I detailed the process of obtaining the basic details from Azure Pack, for this post I will detail the process to Add objects into Azure Pack, for example new user’s, plans & subscriptions.

In the PowerShell script below, you’ll note that the 33 lines are identical to the first 33 lines of the previous post, this ensures that all of the variables we are using will be accessible, as always with WordPress sites make sure that you check the quotation makes when copying and pasting into the ISE. The last 13 lines we create a user object, the email account supplied does not need to exist when using the native Azure Pack tenant portal authentication, this should be swapped out to ADFS or equivalent authentication solutions when in production.

You will also note that when creating the subscription we obtain a variable called $Plan which we then use the ID from for the new Subscription, this saves us the requirement of remembering the ID which looks something like this: 1fc6dc79 which isn’t very easy to recall.

# query SQL function

function Invoke-SQL {

param([string] $connstring,[string] $sqlCommand)

$connectionString = $connstring

$connection = new-object system.data.SqlClient.SQLConnection($connectionString)

$command = new-object system.data.sqlclient.sqlcommand($sqlCommand,$connection)

$connection.Open()

$adapter = New-Object System.Data.sqlclient.sqlDataAdapter $command

$dataset = New-Object System.Data.DataSet

$adapter.Fill($dataSet) | Out-Null

$connection.Close()

$dataSet.Tables

}

 

# get WAP connection string

$connstring = (Get-MgmtSvcSetting -Namespace adminsite | where {$_.name -eq ‘ApplicationServicesConnectionstring’}).value

$connstring = $connstring.Split(‘;’)[0] + ‘;’ + $connstring.Split(‘;’)[1] + “; Integrated Security=SSPI”

 

# get WAP websites

$adminsite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$TenantSite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘TenantSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$AuthSite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AuthSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$windowsauthsite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘WindowsAuthSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$AdminAPI = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Microsoft.Azure.Portal.Configuration.OnPremPortalConfiguration.RdfeAdminUri'” -connstring $connstring).value

$TenantAPI = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘TenantSite’ and Name = ‘Microsoft.Azure.Portal.Configuration.AppManagementConfiguration.RdfeUnifiedManagementServiceUri'” -connstring $connstring).value

$ClientRealm = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.RelyingParty'” -connstring $connstring).value.Split(‘,’)[1].replace(‘”Realm”:”‘,).replace(‘”‘,)

 

# Check is cert is signed

$admin = $adminsite.Split(‘:’)

$cert = !(New-Object System.Net.Security.SslStream((New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient($admin[1].Replace(‘/’,),$admin[2])).GetStream())).IsSigned

 

# get token

$token = Get-MgmtSvcToken -AuthenticationSite $windowsauthsite -ClientRealm $ClientRealm -Type Windows -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

 

# Add new User

$Email = ‘steve@laptop.com’ #user email address

$name = ‘Steve’ # Name of user

Add-MgmtSvcUser -AdminUri $AdminAPI -Email $Email -name $name -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

 

# Add Plan

$displayname = ‘steve’ # Name of the Plan

Add-MgmtSvcPlan -AdminUri $adminapi -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert -DisplayName $displayname

 

# Add Subscription

$SubscriptionName = ‘Steve’ # Name of the Subscription

$PlanName = ‘Steve’ # Name of the Plan

$Email = ‘steve@laptop.com’ #user email address

$uname = ‘Steve’ # Name of user

$plan = get-MgmtSvcPlan -AdminUri $adminapi -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert -DisplayName $Planname

Add-MgmtSvcSubscription -AdminUri $AdminAPI -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert -AccountAdminLiveEmailId $Email -AccountAdminLivePuid $uname -PlanId $plan.id -FriendlyName $SubscriptionName

 

Like previously this isn’t an exhaustive list of commands but a starting point.

Good Luck Steve

Windows Azure Pack PowerShell sample commands – Get Commands

Windows Azure Pack PowerShell sample commands – Get Commands

Over the past 12 months I’ve been working less on SCCM and more in Windows Azure Pack, to help integrate a complex database as a service solution. One of the things I have found over this time is there is limited information around how to automate using PowerShell, along with quite a number assumptions made in provided documentation. To this end I have spent a couple of hours writing out some useful PowerShell commands to obtain the commonly used settings of a Azure Pack environment for example the websites and ports which go with each of the websites. I’ll note that while the native Azure Pack PowerShell can obtain this information on a WAP express install, it doesn’t return the information in a dispersed configuration which is the recommended deployment for production usage of Azure Pack. So I have written up the following code to help out everybody.

# query SQL function

function Invoke-SQL {

param([string] $connstring,[string] $sqlCommand)

$connectionString = $connstring

$connection = new-object system.data.SqlClient.SQLConnection($connectionString)

$command = new-object system.data.sqlclient.sqlcommand($sqlCommand,$connection)

$connection.Open()

$adapter = New-Object System.Data.sqlclient.sqlDataAdapter $command

$dataset = New-Object System.Data.DataSet

$adapter.Fill($dataSet) | Out-Null

$connection.Close()

$dataSet.Tables

}

 

# get WAP connection string

$connstring = (Get-MgmtSvcSetting -Namespace adminsite | where {$_.name -eq ‘ApplicationServicesConnectionstring’}).value

$connstring = $connstring.Split(‘;’)[0] + ‘;’ + $connstring.Split(‘;’)[1] + “; Integrated Security=SSPI”

 

# get WAP websites

$adminsite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$TenantSite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘TenantSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$AuthSite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AuthSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$windowsauthsite = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘WindowsAuthSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.Fqdn'” -connstring $connstring).value

$AdminAPI = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Microsoft.Azure.Portal.Configuration.OnPremPortalConfiguration.RdfeAdminUri'” -connstring $connstring).value

$TenantAPI = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘TenantSite’ and Name = ‘Microsoft.Azure.Portal.Configuration.AppManagementConfiguration.RdfeUnifiedManagementServiceUri'” -connstring $connstring).value

$ClientRealm = (Invoke-SQL -sqlCommand “SELECT value FROM [Config].[Settings] where Namespace = ‘AdminSite’ and Name = ‘Authentication.RelyingParty'” -connstring $connstring).value.Split(‘,’)[1].replace(‘”Realm”:”‘,).replace(‘”‘,)

 

# Check is cert is signed

$admin = $adminsite.Split(‘:’)

$cert = !(New-Object System.Net.Security.SslStream((New-Object System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient($admin[1].Replace(‘/’,),$admin[2])).GetStream())).IsSigned

 

# get token

$token = Get-MgmtSvcToken -AuthenticationSite $windowsauthsite -ClientRealm $ClientRealm -Type Windows -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

 

# get admin users

Get-MgmtSvcAdminUser -ConnectionString $connstring.Replace(“PortalConfigStore”,“Store”)

 

# get users

Get-MgmtSvcUser -AdminUri $AdminAPI -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

 

# get plans

Get-MgmtSvcPlan -AdminUri $adminapi -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

 

# get Subscriptions

Get-MgmtSvcSubscription -AdminUri $AdminAPI -Token $token -DisableCertificateValidation:$cert

*make sure you check the quotes when copying the PowerShell commands

While this isn’t an exhaustive list of commands it covers off the basics which will get anybody new to the platform and PowerShell a leg up to obtain the information of the solution.

You will note that I’m using SQL queries to obtain the websites and ports as I found it was more robust to complete the process this way.

Good luck

Steve

Capturing installed Windows Features from Client OS into SCCM without touching the MOF

Capturing installed Windows Features from Client OS into SCCM without touching the MOF

Recently I was asked how to capture the Enabled Windows features from client machines, to help identify the crazy cats who have Hyper-V turned on just so they can run an extra OS or 2 on there Surface Pro 3. So this one was an interesting question in the server OS there is the Win32_ServerFeatures WMI class which is great on servers, but doesn’t exist on client OS’s. All of the information is captured in DSIM right, but how do you turn that into a WMI Class for reporting purposes.

I started off by creating a PowerShell Script with plans to run it in DCM to create the Registry keys which we have traditionally used to capture the information in SCCM, which looks like this:

$f = “”

$feature = dism /online /get-features

foreach ($svc in $feature)

{

if ($svc -like “*Feature Name *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“Feature Name : “, “”) + “,”

}

elseif ($svc -like “*State : *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“State : “,“”) + “;”

}

}

 

Push-Location

Set-Location HKLM:

if ((Test-Path .\software\clientFeatures) -eq $false){New-Item -Path .\software -name clientFeatures | out-null}

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

New-ItemProperty .\software\clientFeatures -Name $feat -Value $featset -PropertyType “string” -Force | Out-Null

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

Pop-Location

So let’s breakdown the script and explain what each of the sections are doing

$feature = dism /online /get-features

This puts the default DISM result into the $feature variable

I know your sitting there like me and wondering how you can turn that into a registry entry.

Well that’s where the next phase of the script comes in and creates a single string

foreach ($svc in $feature)

{

if ($svc -like “*Feature Name *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“Feature Name : “, “”) + “,”

}

elseif ($svc -like “*State : *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“State : “,“”) + “;”

}

}

Which steps through each of the lines in the result of the DISM command, and finds the lines which have “Feature Names” and “State” then writes into string called $f which we will use later. As we have put the , after the Feature name and the ; after the state, we can then split these in the next phase of the script. Which I will now explain what we are doing there:

Push-Location

Set-Location HKLM:

if ((Test-Path .\software\clientFeatures) -eq $false){New-Item -Path .\software -name clientFeatures | out-null}

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

New-ItemProperty .\software\clientFeatures -Name $feat -Value $featset -PropertyType “string” -Force | Out-Null

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

Pop-Location

At a high level we are connecting to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and created a new Key called ClientFeatures under the Software key, then creating a new REG_SZ for each of the features with the states as the value of the key. At this point I was really happy I had all of the features in the registry in a format I could then create a MOF from, this was short lived as I noticed I had over 100 features in the client OS which would create a heartache when creating the MOF file as it would be around 300 lines of boring code. So I went to myself, self why don’t you just create the WMI class with PowerShell then you don’t have to worry about getting the MOF file right, which I responded to self with that’s a great idea I’m amazed I didn’t think of it myself. Below you will see the resulting script:

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -lt 1)

{

$newClass = New-Object System.Management.ManagementClass(“root\cimv2”, [String]::Empty, $null)

$newClass[“__CLASS”] = “Win32_ClientFeatures”

$newClass.Qualifiers.Add(“Static”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“key”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Properties[“key”].Qualifiers.Add(“Key”, $true)

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

$newClass.Properties.Add($feat,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Put() | Out-Null

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

}

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).__path -eq $null){$new = $true} else {$inst = (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).key}

if ($new) {$classinstance = $newClass.CreateInstance()}

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

if ($new)

{

$classinstance.$feat = $featset

$classinstance.put() | Out-Null

}

else

{

$fe = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_clientFeatures

$fe.$feat = $featset

$fe.put() | Out-Null

}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

Let’s dive into the breakdown of the slab of code,

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -lt 1)

This if statement is checking to see if the WMI Class called Win32_ClientFeatures has any properties assigned to it, if the count is less than 1 then we will go ahead and create the WMI Class and create a Property for each of the Windows Features which is this slab of code:

{

$newClass = New-Object System.Management.ManagementClass(“root\cimv2”, [String]::Empty, $null)

$newClass[“__CLASS”] = “Win32_ClientFeatures”

$newClass.Qualifiers.Add(“Static”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“key”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Properties[“key”].Qualifiers.Add(“Key”, $true)

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

$newClass.Properties.Add($feat,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Put() | Out-Null

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

}

We have also created a key called “key” inventive I know, but it works. So we now have a WMI Class with all of the properties the next step is to create a WMI instance of the state of each of the Windows Features like so:

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).__path -eq $null){$new = $true} else {$inst = (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).key}

if ($new) {$classinstance = $newClass.CreateInstance()}

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

if ($new)

{

$classinstance.$feat = $featset

$classinstance.put() | Out-Null

}

else

{

$fe = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_clientFeatures

$fe.$feat = $featset

$fe.put() | Out-Null

}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

The if statement is checking to see if the there is an existing instance in the WMI object and selects that instance to update, otherwise we will go ahead and create a new instance. As you can see in the script these are 2 different groups of code.

So I now have a great WMI class which I can query with PowerShell and it returns like so:

We are now sitting there really happy with our new WMI class which captures all of the Windows Features settings for the computer great. The next step is to import the new WMI class into SCCM Hardware Inventory, and this is where it became interesting, as I got this error message:

I started doing some digging into this and found that the Remote Server Administration Tools features all started the same along with the language packs, so I tweaked the script to handle this and is still didn’t correct the issue. At about this point I came to the realisation that as easy as it would be from a reporting point of view I would be next to impossible to maintain as each OS version has different features, and then you need to include the RSAT features, and Language packs, which would result of in hundreds of properties required in WMI for each OS just to capture the information.

To get around this we then need to change the WMI class to have 2 properties called Feature which we will make as the Key for the instances, and value which will contain the state for the Feature. To complete this we run the following script:

$f = “”

$new = $true

$feature = dism /online /get-features

foreach ($svc in $feature)

{

if ($svc -like “*Feature Name *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“Feature Name : “, “”) + “,”

}

elseif ($svc -like “*State : *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“State : “,“”) + “;”

}

}

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -lt 1)

{

$newClass = New-Object System.Management.ManagementClass(“root\cimv2”, [String]::Empty, $null)

$newClass[“__CLASS”] = “Win32_ClientFeatures”

$newClass.Qualifiers.Add(“Static”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“Feature”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Properties[“Feature”].Qualifiers.Add(“Key”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“value”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Put() | out-null

}

 

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

 

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).feature -eq $feat)

{

$fe = Get-WmiObject -query “select * from win32_clientFeatures where feature = ‘$feat‘”

$fe.value = $featset

$fe.put() | Out-Null

}

else

{

$classinstance = $newClass.CreateInstance()

$classinstance.feature = $feat

$classinstance.value = $featset

$classinstance.put() | Out-Null

}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

The first part is the same as above, but once we get to defining the WMI class it changes a little, now rather than stepping through each of windows features and creating a property for each feature we are now just creating 2 properties called “Feature” and “Value”, only if the WMI class doesn’t exist, as defined in the below script:

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -lt 1)

{

$newClass = New-Object System.Management.ManagementClass(“root\cimv2”, [String]::Empty, $null)

$newClass[“__CLASS”] = “Win32_ClientFeatures”

$newClass.Qualifiers.Add(“Static”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“Feature”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Properties[“Feature”].Qualifiers.Add(“Key”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“value”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Put() | out-null

}

The next step is to create a new instance for each features, defining the feature name and the state like so:

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

 

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).feature -eq $feat)

{

$fe = Get-WmiObject -query “select * from win32_clientFeatures where feature = ‘$feat‘”

$fe.value = $featset

$fe.put() | Out-Null

}

else

{

$classinstance = $newClass.CreateInstance()

$classinstance.feature = $feat

$classinstance.value = $featset

$classinstance.put() | Out-Null

}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

We are also checking to see if the instance already exists for the feature, if it does exist, we will need to update the value, otherwise we create a new class instance.

Now when we import the WMI class into the SCCM console it doesn’t throw an error, and we can see the v_GS_ClientFeatures in SQL Reporting Services as an option to report upon now, so how do I get the list of computers which have Hyper-V Enabled, well you create a SQL Report with the following query:

select rsys.Name0

from v_R_System as rsys join

v_GS_CLIENT_FEATURES as feat on rsys.ResourceID = feat.ResourceID

where Feature0 = ‘Microsoft-Hyper-V’ and

value0 = ‘enabled’

And the WMI Query for a collection looks like this:

select * from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_CLIENT_FEATURES on SMS_G_System_CLIENT_FEATURES.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_CLIENT_FEATURES.Feature = “Microsoft-Hyper-V” and SMS_G_System_CLIENT_FEATURES.value = “Enabled”

The DCM detection PowerShell script looks like this:

$compliance = “Compliant”

$f = “”

$feature = dism /online /get-features

foreach ($svc in $feature)

{

if ($svc -like “*Feature Name *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“Feature Name : “, “”) + “,”

}

elseif ($svc -like “*State : *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“State : “,“”) + “;”

}

}

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class win32_ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -eq 2)

{

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

$cls = Get-WmiObject -query “select * from win32_clientFeatures where feature = ‘$feat‘”

if ($cls.value -ne $featset) {$compliance = “Non-Compliant”}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

}

else

{

$compliance = “Non-Compliant”

}

$compliance

And the DCM remediation PowerShell script looks like this:

$f = “”

$new = $true

$feature = dism /online /get-features

foreach ($svc in $feature)

{

if ($svc -like “*Feature Name *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“Feature Name : “, “”) + “,”

}

elseif ($svc -like “*State : *”)

{

$f = $f + $svc.Replace(“State : “,“”) + “;”

}

}

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class ClientFeatures -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).__PROPERTY_COUNT -lt 1)

{

$newClass = New-Object System.Management.ManagementClass(“root\cimv2”, [String]::Empty, $null)

$newClass[“__CLASS”] = “Win32_ClientFeatures”

$newClass.Qualifiers.Add(“Static”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“Feature”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Properties[“Feature”].Qualifiers.Add(“Key”, $true)

$newClass.Properties.Add(“value”,[System.Management.CimType]::String, $false)

$newClass.Put() | out-null

}

 

foreach ($r in $f.Split(“;”))

{

 

if ($r -ne “”)

{

$feat = $r.Split(“,”)[0].ToString()

$featset = $r.Split(“,”)[1].ToString()

if ((Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_ClientFeatures).feature -eq $feat)

{

$fe = Get-WmiObject -query “select * from win32_clientFeatures where feature = ‘$feat‘”

$fe.value = $featset

$fe.put() | Out-Null

}

else

{

$classinstance = $newClass.CreateInstance()

$classinstance.feature = $feat

$classinstance.value = $featset

$classinstance.put() | Out-Null

}

$feat = “”

$featset = “”

}

}

$compliance = “Compliant”

$compliance

For the DCM you will need to do a detection on a string that equals “Compliant” and remediate if it not.

As an recap of the whole blog, you can see there is a couple of ways to capture the information, depending upon the amount of properties it might make sense to have a single WMI instance in the WMI class, but in other cases it might make sense to have a large number of WMI instances in the WMI class, each have their advantages and disadvantages for the methods. The nice part of this solution is we don’t need to worry about making any changes to the MOF which makes life so much easier.

Good Luck

Steve