Chapter 11

Inventory and Software Metering

The ability to provide detailed hardware and software inventory is one of the core features of Configuration Manager. Many companies rely on this data to obtain a clear understanding of the configuration of the computers in the environment. Hardware inventory gathers information from your systems such as the processor type, computer manufacturer, and amount of installed memory. Software inventory can gather lists of file types and versions that are installed on your computers. Combining this data with the extensive information in the Asset Intelligence knowledge base covered in Chapter 12, “Asset Intelligence,” provides value, so Configuration Manager becomes a valuable source of information about the ...

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