SMS: Status MIF Creator, Ismif32.exe Is Available

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Summary

ISMIF, a tool available in the BackOffice Resource Kit, writes a generic status MIF file from information provided when you run it from a command prompt. Ismif32.exe is a 32-bit application that does not have a dialog box. All information must be specified when you run it from a command prompt.

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The command can be run on Alpha, MIPS, and x86.

ISMIF32 Syntax

   ismif32 [-f Filename] [-c Manufacturer] [-p Product] [-v Version] [-l
   Locale] [-n Serial_Number] [-d Description] [-s Success] [-q] [-?]

   -f Filename - Specifies the name of the MIF file that will be created. A
   MIF extension is automatically appended. The default file name is
   Setup.mif.

   -c, -p, -v, -l, -n, -d - Each of these options can specify a text
   string. Strings containing spaces must be surrounded by quotation marks.

   -s status - 0 or 1. The 1 means success.

   -q - Quiet mode. No output is displayed on the screen.

   -? - Provides a usage statement.
				

ISMIF32 Example

   ismif32 -c Microsoft -p SMS -v 1.2 -d "The most effective multi-site
   management system that provides integrated desktop management for
   customers with medium to large Windows environments."
				
The preceding command creates a file in your Windows directory called Setup.mif that contains the following:
   START COMPONENT
     NAME = "WORKSTATION"
     START GROUP    NAME = "ComponentID"
       ID = 1
       CLASS = "DMTF|ComponentID|1.0"
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Manufacturer"
         ID = 1
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(64)
         VALUE = "Microsoft"
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Product"
         ID = 2
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(64)
         VALUE = "SMS"
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Version"
         ID = 3
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(64)
         VALUE = "1.2"
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Locale"
         ID = 4
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(16)
         VALUE = ""
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Serial Number"
         ID = 5
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(64)
         VALUE = ""
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Installation"
         ID = 6
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(64)
         VALUE = "DateTime"
       END ATTRIBUTE
     END GROUP
     START GROUP
       NAME = "InstallStatus"
       ID = 2
       CLASS = "MICROSOFT|JOBSTATUS|1.0"
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Status"
         ID = 1
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(32)
         VALUE = "Failed"
       END ATTRIBUTE
       START ATTRIBUTE
         NAME = "Description"
         ID = 2
         ACCESS = READ-ONLY
         STORAGE = SPECIFIC
         TYPE = STRING(148)
         VALUE = "The most effective multi-site management system that
   provides integrated desktop management for customers with
   medium to large Windows environments."
       END ATTRIBUTE
     END GROUP
   END COMPONENT
				

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Article ID: 186415 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2 Standard Edition
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