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How to Add a Category to a Windows Driver

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To add a category to a Windows driver

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.
  2. Get the SMS_Driver object for the driver you want to add a category to.
  3. Get the category name identifier from the SMS_CategoryInstance Server WMI Class object that matches
    the desired category.
  4. Create an instance of the SMS_CategoryInstanceMembership class.
  5. Populate the CategoryInstanceID, ObjectKey, and ObjectTypeID properties.
  6. Commit the changes.


Example Output


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About the Author:

Kaido Järvemets is a developer, consultant, trainer specializing in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and PowerShell Solutions at Coretech. Kaido frequently speaks at European conferences and had his US debut as speaker at MMS April 2013. Kaido is well-known in the Configuration Manager communities where he’s a key player in the PowerShell game. Kaido host one of the most complete Configuration Manager PowerShell library’s in the world with hundreds of free code samples ready to download and implement – www.cm12sdk.net. Kaido has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Microsoft Enterprise Client Management for his work with Configuration Manager from 2011 – to present. Kaido is the founder of System Center User Group Estonia in 2011.


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