Hardware Inventory Administrative Tasks

There are several tasks you can do to manage hardware inventory, including:

  • Enabling and disabling hardware inventory.

  • Scheduling hardware inventory.

  • Configuring hardware inventory rules.

The "Viewing Hardware Inventory" section later in this chapter describes how to view collected inventory data by using Resource Explorer.


  • Hardware inventory can use considerable network capacity. The network capacity required to run hardware inventory depends on the number of SMS clients you have, how frequently you schedule hardware inventory, and the size of the inventory data you collect. If you expect hardware inventory to slow network activity significantly, consider running this process during nonpeak hours.

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