Re: Coding for WMI

"Tom Serface" <>
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 06:46:58 -0700
Here are a couple of articles of interest:

You may have already found this MSDN link (you mentioned you got your error
messages from MSDN) with the WMI info, but:

This is one of the things I find much easier to do in managed code ... using
the System.Manager class libary.


"one-trick-pony" <> wrote in message


I am trying to use WMI to interact with network configuration for
Windows XP. My challenge is constructing C/C++ code. I have part of
the solution but I am getting an error message. Below is my initial
attempt at code in C++:

// set up to call the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration::EnableDHCP

//EnableDHCP takes no parameters or arguments.
BSTR MethodName = SysAllocString(L"EnableDHCP");
BSTR ClassName =

IWbemClassObject* pClass = NULL;
hres = pWbemServices->GetObject(ClassName, 0, NULL, &pClass,NULL);

IWbemClassObject* pInParamsDefinition = NULL;
hres = pClass->GetMethod(MethodName, 0,
       NULL, NULL);

// I don't understand why these two lines of code are needed?
IWbemClassObject* pClassInstance = NULL;
hres = pInParamsDefinition->SpawnInstance(0, &pClassInstance);

   // Execute Method

   hres = pWbemServices->ExecMethod(ClassName, MethodName, 0,

   if (FAILED(hres))

               switch (hres){
               case WBEM_E_FAILED:
               case WBEM_E_INVALID_CLASS:
               case WBEM_E_INVALID_PARAMETER:
               case WBEM_E_METHOD_DISABLED:
               case WBEM_E_METHOD_NOT_IMPLEMENTED:
               case WBEM_E_NOT_FOUND:
               case WBEM_E_PROVIDER_NOT_CAPABLE:
               case WBEM_E_INVALID_METHOD:
                       AfxMessageBox("9"); << This Error Message
pops up.
               case WBEM_E_TRANSPORT_FAILURE:
               case WBEM_E_ACCESS_DENIED:


This is part of code and my defined error message number that pops up
is 9. At MSDN it states,

This error results from one of two causes:
The supplied pInParams object was determined by the provider to be

The strObjPath parameter specifies a class without the [static]
qualifier on the method.

Since "EnableDHCP" method takes no parameters-why is this message
popping up? Furthermore, I do not know how to tell my code to select
an adapter-that is, for which adapter is it issuing "EnableDHCP"
for? I suspect my code is missing pieces within above piece of
code. Need help.

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