SDK: Creating custom inventory classes for clients with the client messaging SDK

Out of the box, the client messaging SDK contains several basic hardware inventory classes for sending inventory data such as CCM_System, Win32_NetworkAdapter, and some others. It has the ability to create inventory data on the fly from pre-formatted XML using InventoryInstanceGeneric. It also has some wrapper functionality to convert existing data in WMI to pre-formatted…

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SDK: Creating DDRs on the site server using the client messaging SDK

Despite its name, the client messaging SDK also has some strictly server side functionality. In its original release with the ConfigMgr 2012 SDK, it could write state messages and status messages directly to the inboxes on the site server. In the SP1 SDK, you can now write DDR messages directly to the site inboxes. This…

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SDK: In-depth sample on how to use the client messaging SDK

Update: I’ve updated this sample with ISV proxy registration capabilities. At the Microsoft 2012 Partner Day in Las Vegas there was a session previewing changes to the Configuration Manager 2012 SDK. There was a demo given with a sample program that was using the client messaging SDK to register a client, send discovery data, inventory,…

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SDK: Configuration Manager 2012 SDK has RTM’ed

The final version of the Configuration Manager 2012 SDK has been released. You can download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29559. Documentation can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh948960.aspx. If you had been using the client messaging SDK from the RC version of the SDK, there have been numerous fixes and improvements in the RTM version thanks to some…

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SDK: How to create a custom client using the client messaging SDK (link)

One of my colleagues, Minfang Lu has posted an introduction on how to create a custom client using the client messaging SDK. Her post expands on the sample.cs included with the SDK providing lots of useful information on how you can implement your own custom client solution. You can read her post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/minfangl/archive/2012/04/25/step-by-step-on-how-to-create-a-fake-client-using-system-center-2012-configuration-manager-client-sdk.aspx Thanks,…

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