How to retrieve the list of SMS Providers

June 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm in Configuration Manager by timdk

During a recent rollout of a Configuration Manager 2012 update I also had to target all systems hosting the SMS Provider. In smaller environments it is pretty common the SMS provider is installed locally on the site server, but in larger environments there can be multiple SMS providers spread across different remote systems. This blog post is a step-by-step guide on how to retrieve the list of SMS Providers in just a few minutes.

On the site server run WBEMTest and click Connect.


Fill in the namespace SMS\Root and click Connect.


Next hit the Query button.


Type in the query “Select * from SMS_Providerlocation” and click Apply.


The query result returns all SMS Providers.


As you can see, in my lab environment there is currently only one SMS Provider installed.

Hat tip to @theWMIGuy for teaching me this trick..

Until next time.


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