VirtualBox

Ticket #6361 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Win32_BaseBoard WMI Class Not Available

Reported by: c0nsumer Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.4 Keywords: win32_baseboard wmi
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

When running Windows XP (SP2) under VirtualBox (with tools), the Win32_BaseBoard WMI class is not available. This is needed so the OS can get hardware info, and without it one cannot use VirtualBox to develop anything needing this information, such as OS installation scripts. Instead one has to use another virtualization product.

This can be demonstrated by using Microsoft's Scriptomatic, selecting the 'root\CIMV2' namespace and the 'Win32_BaseBoard' class, leaving the language as VBScript, and selecting HTML for output. Running this script will return only the computer name, where on Virtual PC, VMWare, or dedicated hardware a bunch of information about the manufacturer, serial numbers, etc, will be returned.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by c0nsumer

Correction, this affects Windows XP SP2 and SP3, at least. I have not tested this with Vista or Windows 7.

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