Collect hardware and software asset information
You can use Configuration Manager 2007 to collect hardware and software inventory from Configuration Manager 2007 clients. Hardware and software client inventory agents are enabled on a site-wide basis.
When the hardware inventory client agent is enabled for Configuration Manager 2007 sites, hardware inventory data gives you system information (such as available disk space, processor type, and operating system) about each computer. Software inventory agent gives you information such as inventoried file types and versions present on client computers.
When the software inventory client agent is enabled for Configuration Manager 2007 sites, software inventory data gives you information about the installed applications and file properties inventoried on client systems.
To configure hardware and software inventory in Configuration Manager 2007, use the following resources: