Tips to avoid trouble

In this section, we will look at some tips to avoid trouble with Configuration Manager. This information is from the field and we often encounter these problems when we visit customer sites.

Software Inventory

Software Inventory is a misnomer in Configuration Manager. The process should actually be called File Inventory because that's what it does. It collects information about files that are present on client systems. There are a few issues associated with the process and it is generally recommended not to use it in production sites.

  • Even if a file exists on a system, it does not necessarily mean that a particular software is installed. It's much more accurate to use the information from Add/Remove Programs. This tells you ...

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