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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment by Martyn Coupland

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Chapter 3. Working with Inventory, Asset Intelligence, and Software Metering

Probably one of the biggest uses for Configuration Manager is the collection of both hardware and software inventory from your clients. For most customers, this feature is turned on by default and left with the default settings.

The same can be said for software metering. It is a part of Configuration Manager that is well-known, but people do not always utilize it properly or to its full potential. This can be due to restrictions in your country or because you need the permission of your human resources department. We can say exactly the same for asset intelligence as well.

In this chapter, we will explore the use of all three functions and look at the following sections ...

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