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ConfigMgr 2012 CEP – SDK Session Key Takeaways

Some key takeaways from the CMCep session held on the 10th of August. Topic for this session was the ConfigMgr 2012 SDK, presented by Heena Macwan and Martin Dey.




  • After MMS: SDK Beta program started. On invite only.
  • ConfigMgr 2012 Beta 2 RTM time: SDK Beta available on Connect). Initial draft SDK, including:
    • Coverage for the new AppModel classes and members
    • Draft porting guide
  • ConfigMgr 2012 RTM time: SDK Update, including:
    • Details of all modified classes and members to help port existing solutions
  • ConfigMgr 2012 RTM + 6 Months: SDK RTM
    • Details on all new members and classes
    • Samples and how-to’s


SDK Extension Areas


  • Admin console
    • Add right-click options, forms, wizards, nodes  and views
    • Insert tabs into existing forms
  • SMS Provider
    • Enabling automation of any UI activity
    • Actions achieved through WMI classes, properties and methods
  • MP interface
    • Allows unsupported clients to be managed through proxy (MP Proxy)
    • Provide extra support for windows clients
  • Client interfaces
    • Exposes interfaces to control panel applet
    • Ability to enact custom policies at the client
    • Note: client inventory customization no longer required


Porting from 2007 to 2012


  • Some areas will require changes to port to 2012
  • Guidelines will be made available.


New Extensibility Areas in 2012


  • Application model
  • Settings Management (formerly DCM)
  • RBAC
  • Data Warehouse
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Alerts and Monitoring
  • OSD
  • Software Update Management
  • Client Health


Powershell Support


  • Phase 1 available at ConfigMgr 2012 RTM : Drive Namespace context and support for get-item access by Object Type
  • Phase 2 at 2 2012 : cmdlets covering key CM WMI namespace objects


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