Management Object Format (MOF) is part of the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) industry standard. The Microsoft implementation of WBEM is called Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The MOF standard defines how text files can be used to represent computer management information, objects that define computer management information, and related structures.
Because WBEM is an industry standard, programs that store management data in WBEM, which is implemented as WMI in Microsoft Windows® operating systems, do not need to be SMS-specific. However, SMS can collect the WMI data and store it in the SMS site database where you can use the data in the same ways that you use default SMS inventory data.
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