How to use Collection Variables outside of Task-Sequences

Out of the box, Collection and Device Variables are only usable from within Task-Sequences. To get the Variables outside of Task-Sequences, you can install an additional WMI Provider ( that provides the Variables and Values in a separate WMI Class (root\ccm\clientsdk:EXT_CollectionVariables )

Example to get all Variables assigned to the local device:

Get-WMIObject -Namespace 'root\ccm\clientsdk' -Class 'EXT_CollectionVariables'

Example to get the value of a specific Variable

(Get-WMIObject -Namespace 'root\ccm\clientsdk' -Class 'EXT_CollectionVariables' -Filter "Name='Country'").Value

By using the WMI Provider, you can now use ConfigMgr Variables in PowerShell installation Scripts…

Note: The WMI Provider is as is without support or warranty; .NET Framework 4.5 is a prerequisite