CM12–Hardware Inventory Enhancements

One of the truly great, new features of Configuration Manager 2012 is the ability to create and assign a set of client settings to a collection. This allows much better granularity of settings and helps if you for instance have both servers and clients in the same CM12 site. I have configured different settings for software inventory between servers and workstations.

For hardware inventory it is no longer necessary to edit the SMS_DEF.MOF to change which classes are returned as part of the hardware inventory process. Adding/removing classes are done using the administrative console:

image

If you want to add an existing class that is not press Add … and connect to the machine where the class you want to add exists:

image

Click Edit… to specify the data type and key fields.

image

If you have existing .mof files these can also be imported.

A very nice feature

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Configuration Manager and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to CM12–Hardware Inventory Enhancements

  1. Martin says:

    It’s a pity that it’s missing HKLM Reg edits. I wonder if there is any particular reason why? I was thinking that if you don’t want to edit mof files for registry values you want to bring back you could maybe use DCM functionality for that. What are your thoughts on this?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s