Ticket #6361 (new defect)
Win32_BaseBoard WMI Class Not Available
|Reported by:||c0nsumer||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.4||Keywords:||win32_baseboard wmi|
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.