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About Object Types

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When you create a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 query, you are searching the Configuration Manager 2007 site database for the set of database objects that match one or more attributes of an Configuration Manager 2007 database object type. An object type is a set of attributes that represents a Configuration Manager 2007 database object, such as a client, a package, an advertisement, or a user group. All objects of a specific type, such as clients, packages, or users, are labeled and grouped together. Each object type has specific attributes that are useful to describe those objects. For example, clients have processor types but user groups do not.

Configuration Manager 2007 object types consist of one or more attribute classes. Attribute classes are container objects that group related attributes within an object type. Each attribute class contains the set of attributes that define the class. For example, the System Resource object type contains an attribute class called Processor with attributes such as CurrentClockSpeed and Manufacturer, and another attribute class called Disk with attributes such as Partitions and SCSIBus. The attributes within the chosen attribute class are used to construct the query.

A query can search against only one Configuration Manager 2007 object type at a time. By default, the System Resource object type is selected. The following Configuration Manager 2007 object types are available for queries.

 

Object type Description

Advertisement

A single attribute class with attributes representing the data in a Configuration Manager 2007 advertisement.

Software Metering Rules

A single attribute class with attributes representing the data in a Configuration Manager 2007 software metering rule.

Package

A single attribute class with attributes representing the data in a Configuration Manager 2007 package.

Program

A single attribute class with attributes representing the data in a Configuration Manager 2007 program.

Site

A single attribute class with attributes representing a Configuration Manager 2007 site.

System Resource

Many attribute classes that together characterize the discovery data and inventory data of a system resource. Discovery data is characterized by a single attribute class called System, and the inventory data is characterized by the other classes of the System Resource object type, for example, Logical Disk.

User Resource

A single attribute class representing the discovery data for User objects. This object type represents Configuration Manager 2007 users in a Configuration Manager 2007 site hierarchy.

User Group Resource

A single attribute class representing the discovery data for User Group objects.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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