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Prerequisites for Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager

Updated: November 1, 2012

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

Asset Intelligence in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has external dependencies and dependencies within the product.

The following table provides the dependencies for Asset Intelligence that are external to Configuration Manager.

 

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Auditing of Success Logon Events Prerequisites

Four Asset Intelligence reports display information gathered from the Windows Security event logs on client computers. If the Security event log settings are not configured to log all Success logon events, these reports contain no data even if the appropriate hardware inventory reporting class is enabled.

The following Asset Intelligence reports depend on collected Windows Security event log information:

  • Hardware 03A - Primary Computer Users

  • Hardware 03B - Computers for a Specific Primary Console User

  • Hardware 04A - Shared (Multi-user) Computers

  • Hardware 05A - Console Users on a Specific Computer

To enable the Hardware Inventory Client Agent to inventory the information required to support these reports, you must first modify the Windows Security event log settings on clients to log all Success logon events, and enable the SMS_SystemConsoleUser hardware inventory reporting class. For more information about modifying Security event log settings to log all Success logon events, see Enable Auditing of Success Logon Events.

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The SMS_SystemConsoleUser hardware inventory reporting class retains successful logon event data for only the previous 90 days of the Security event log, regardless of the length of the log. If the Security event log has fewer than 90 days of data, the entire log is read.

The following table provides the dependencies for Asset Intelligence that are internal to Configuration Manager.

 

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Client Agent Prerequisites

The Asset Intelligence reports depend on client information that is obtained through client hardware and software inventory reports. To obtain the information necessary for all Asset Intelligence reports, the following client agents must be enabled:

  • Hardware Inventory Client Agent

  • Software Metering Client Agent

Hardware Inventory Client Agent Dependencies

To collect inventory data required for some Asset Intelligence reports, the Hardware Inventory Client Agent must be enabled. In addition, some hardware inventory reporting classes that Asset Intelligence reports depend on must be enabled on primary site server computers.

For information about enabling the Hardware Inventory Client Agent, see How to Configure Hardware Inventory in Configuration Manager.

Software Metering Client Agent Dependencies

A number of Asset Intelligence software reports depend on the Software Metering Client Agent for data. For information about enabling the Software Metering Client Agent, see Configuring Software Metering in Configuration Manager.

The following Asset Intelligence reports depend on the Software Metering Client Agent to provide data:

  • Software 07A - Recently Used Executables by Number of Computers

  • Software 07B - Computers that Recently Used a Specified Executable

  • Software 07C - Recently Used Executables on a Specific Computer

  • Software 08A - Recently Used Executables by Number of Users

  • Software 08B - Users that Recently Used a Specified Executable

  • Software 08C - Recently Used Executables by a Specified User

Asset Intelligence Hardware Inventory Reporting Class Prerequisites

Asset Intelligence reports in Configuration Manager depend on specific hardware inventory reporting classes. Until the hardware inventory reporting classes are enabled and clients have reported hardware inventory based on these classes, the associated Asset Intelligence reports do not contain any data. You can enable the following hardware inventory reporting classes to support Asset Intelligence reporting requirements:

  • SMS_SystemConsoleUsage1

  • SMS_SystemConsoleUser1

  • SMS_InstalledSoftware

  • SMS_AutoStartSoftware

  • SMS_BrowserHelperObject

  • Win32_USBDevice

  • SMS_InstalledExecutable

  • SMS_SoftwareShortcut

  • SoftwareLicensingService

  • SoftwareLicensingProduct

  • SMS_SoftwareTag2

1 By default, the SMS_SystemConsoleUsage and SMS_SystemConsoleUser Asset Intelligence hardware inventory reporting classes are enabled.

2 This hardware inventory reporting class is available starting in Configuration Manager SP1.

You can edit the Asset Intelligence hardware inventory reporting classes in the Configuration Manager console, in the Assets and Compliance workspace, when you click the Asset Intelligence node. For more information, see the Enable Asset Intelligence Hardware Inventory Reporting Classes section in the Configuring Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager topic.

Reporting services point

The reporting services point site system role must be installed before software updates reports can be displayed. For more information about creating a reporting services point, see Configuring Reporting in Configuration Manager.

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