Using Resource Explorer to View Inventory Data

Resource Explorer is a tool in the SMS Administrator console that displays the collected inventory data. When you invoke Resource Explorer, it opens a window that displays the information collected by hardware inventory and software inventory.

If a resource is also an SMS client, and if you are collecting hardware inventory at your site, the records for that resource include a list of the hardware installed on the client and similar details. If you are collecting software inventory, the records also include the software listing. If a resource is not an SMS client, no inventory is collected, so there is no information about that resource in Resource Explorer.

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