Hardware Inventory Through WMI

The ConfigMgr client agent gathers hardware inventory data by querying WMI. The Client Agent settings determine which object classes are reported as part of the client inventory. For the majority of hardware inventory policy definitions, enabling or disabling what is reported from the clients to the ConfigMgr infrastructure is done from the console, via Client Agent settings. Modifications can be applied on as site wide basis by editing the Default Client Agent settings. To modify the hardware inventory settings for a subset of the environment (servers for example), create and modify a custom client setting, then assign it to a collection consisting of the appropriate systems. Chapter 9 describes client settings ...

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