Collector can gather any data from WMI

  • 3121969
  • 31-Jul-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management - ZAM7.5


This is an Enhancement request to allow the collector to gather WMI information the same way it does with registry keys or environment variables.


Added to ZAM 7.5 IR 4
If downloading the Interim Release manually from, search for ZENworks 7.5 Asset Managment IR 4. The Interim releases can also be set up within the ZAM Manager for the Task server to check the site on a scheduled basis, and download and apply them automatically. Please refer to the Help Section for details of how to set up automatic downloads if desired.

Each interim release is cumulative. If Interim Release 4 is not available due to a newer interim release being placed on the website, be assured that the code needed is in the later release.

Additional Information

To use the new functionality, the user will set up defaults exactly as they currently do to populate them from the registry, except for a couple of critical details, specifically: * Where to populate from the registry they currently preface the desired registry key with"%HKEY:", they now can specify WMI population with the prefix"%WMI:". * The WMI specification must be in the format"%WMI::.". For example, to populate a UDF from the "cimv2" namespace,"Win32_SoundDevice" class, "Manufacturer" property, the specification would be written"%WMI:cimv2:Win32_SoundDevice.Manufacturer". Note the placement of colons and period (dot); that's industry-standard WMI formatting. * The specified WMI namespace MUST be in the local (not a remote) machine's WMI root; we don't currently have the ability to parse an entire WMI tree, and don't anticipate adding that ability.