Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

While researching SCCM services, I was studying the various access methods to retrieve or modify data stored in a SCCM site’s database. Typically, IT administrators managing SCCM use the Configuration Manager Console GUI which connects to a site’s SMS Provider. The SMS Provider is a SCCM server role that hosts a collection of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that translate queries to access data stored in the site’s Database Server. In addition to WMI, the SMS Provider also hosts the Administration Service (AdminService) API. Both are utilized by the Configuration Manager Console and can also be used as standalone services. Site Takeover via SCCM’s AdminService API