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A Dissect module implementing a parser for the Windows Common Information Model (CIM) database, used in the Windows operating system.


dissect.cim is available on PyPI.

$ pip install dissect.cim

This module is also automatically installed if you install the dissect package.


This package is a library with no CLI tools, so you can only interact with it from Python. For example, to list all __FilterToConsumerBinding values:

from pathlib import Path
from dissect.cim import CIM

index = Path("/path/to/INDEX.BTR")
objects = Path("/path/to/OBJECTS.DATA")
mappings = [Path(f"/path/to/MAPPING{i}.map") for i in range(1, 4)]

# CIM takes file-like objects of the INDEX.BTR, OBJECTS.DATA and MAPPING*.MAP files
repo = CIM(index.open("rb"), objects.open("rb"), [m.open("rb") for m in mappings])

subscription_ns = repo.root.namespace("subscription")
    for binding in subscription_ns.class_("__filtertoconsumerbinding").instances:
        consumer = subscription_ns.query(binding.properties["Consumer"].value)
        print("Query", consumer.properties["CommandLineTemplate"].value)
except Exception:


For more details, please refer to the API documentation of dissect.cim.