ConfigMgr 2007: How to inventory mapped drives

I was asked a few days ago if ConfigMgr or SMS could inventory mapped drives, and while the answer is yes we don’t do it by default. In effect we report the logical disk but not mapped drives. In order to inventory mapped drives we first need to extend the sms_def.mof.  Mapped drives are in…

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SMS 2003: SystemConsoleUsage data missing under hardware inventory

Here’s a quick tip on why some of the data in reports based on SystemConsoleUsage may be missing in SMS 2003: ======== Issue: Reports based on the SystemConsoleUsage class do not show all data, although the data is actually being collected. Cause: Data stored under SystemConsoleUsage comes from the Local Security Database and information in…

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The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator

Yea, I know this really isn’t SMS/MOM/System Center specific but it’s pretty cool no matter what Microsoft technology you’re planning on rolling out.  So as you plan your migration to any of Microsoft’s latest OS and Office solutions, how great would it be to get a quick and accurate assessment of how best to use…

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How to Extend Your Hardware Inventory Using the SMS_DEF.MOF File

With SMS you can run a hardware inventory and discover all kinds of cool information about the computers in your environment.  Without going into too much detail, SMS does this by querying WMI and collecting the results.  So how does SMS know what exactly to query?  That’s where the SMS_DEF.MOF file comes in.  SMS_DEF.MOF (located in \SMS\Inboxes\Clifiles.src\Hinv) tells…

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