Once the Software Inventory Client Agent has determined its Scan type, it must now determine precisely what it needs to inventory.
This is accomplished by again pulling configuration data from WMI.
All screenshots are from a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (CM12) client and site server; the site server is running Windows 2008 R2. The only difference is that some of the file locations might have changed between versions, so you might need to do a bit of extrapolation.
On the CM12 client within the you will never see it say that it is doing a hardware inventory cycle, software inventory cycle, etc.
This allows the client to upload the message to the C:\SMS_CCM\Service Data\Messaging\Endpoint Queues\MP_Sinv Endpoint directory on the Management Point. Once the Management Point has properly received the message and converted it into an XML file for processing, the XML file is then parsed and used to create a .
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is designed to seamlessly install, track, update, and manage hardware and software across the entire enterprise. At a small enough company, keeping an inventory of computers and devices is easy enough.
If you want these settings to apply to only some computers, create a custom device client setting and assign it to a collection that contains the computers that you want to use software inventory.
For more information about how to create custom device settings, see How to Create and Deploy Custom Client Settings.
A Monday morning meeting might sound like, “We need to update the software on David, Nancy, Justin and Lisa’s machines, so let’s plan to stay late on Tuesday and get it done after close of business. Also, someone needs to catch Ralph when he is in the office so we can update his laptop.” As a business grows, this process gets increasingly difficult.
I've had odd happenings lately involving my application deployments.
Available deployments don't immediately show up in the "Installation Status" tab once selected for install.
I've checked my boundaries, DP settings, web server configs, as well as my client & server logs but am not positive what I should be looking for specifically.
Updated: May 14, 2015Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1Use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager software inventory to collect and report information about the files stored on client computers in your organization.