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Best Practices for Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager

Updated: March 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Use the following best practices information to help you use hardware inventory in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

MIF files could contain large amounts of data and collecting this data could negatively affect the performance of your site. Enable MIF file collection only when required and configure the option Maximum custom MIF file size (KB) in the hardware inventory client settings. For more information, see How to Configure Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for Configuration Manager.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. For instructions and examples, see Search the Configuration Manager Documentation Library.
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