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How to Extend Hardware Inventory

Updated: May 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Although Configuration Manager 2007 can automatically inventory computer hardware information from clients by simply enabling the hardware inventory client agent, additional information that is not reported by default can be collected by extending hardware inventory.

Hardware inventory can be extended by inventorying additional WMI classes, additional WMI class attributes, registry keys, and other customizations to accommodate your organization's requirements. Hardware inventory can also be modified to reduce the amount of information reported by clients during hardware inventory. For example, you may want to inventory default or custom WMI data class information or registry keys not inventoried by default or reduce the amount of information that is reported by default hardware inventory.

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You can customize the hardware inventory information that is collected from Configuration Manager clients in the following ways.

How to Extend Hardware Inventory Using the Configuration.mof File
The Configuration.mof file is used to add new data class information to clients for hardware inventory reporting.

How to Extend Hardware Inventory Using the SMS_def.mof File
The SMS_def.mof file is used to modify or add new reporting class information for client hardware inventory reporting.

How to Extend Hardware Inventory Using MIF Files
Use IDMIF or NOIDMIF files to add additional inventory information for client hardware inventory reporting.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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