SCCM Hardware Inventory Problem on Windows 10 1607

Benoit LecoursSCCM11 Comments

  [su_box title=”Update 2016/10/28″ style=”glass” box_color=”#000000″ title_color=”#F0F0F0″]This issue is now resolved in the October 27, 2016—KB3197954 (OS Build 14393.351) update : File information and complete details available in the KB3197954 support article.[/su_box] With the increasing speed of new Windows 10 releases, SCCM administrators will be faced with new testing process before deploying to all your users. During this process at a customer, we found an hardware inventory problem affecting only Windows 1607 devices. We were able to reproduce the problem in our lab and finally decided to submit the problem to Microsoft. They confirmed that it’s actually a bug that seems to reside in the … Read More

Windows 10 Deployment | SCCM Task Sequence Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 1027 Comments

In the fourth post of this blog series about Windows 10 Deployment using SCCM, we will show you how to upgrade a Windows 7 to Windows computer 10 using SCCM task sequence upgrade. The goal of an upgrade task sequence is to upgrade an existing operating system to Windows 10 without loosing any data and installed software. This post assumes that you are running SCCM 1511 or SCCM 1602 and that you completed the preparation of your environment for Windows 10. If you are running SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, the product team has release important information about SCCM task sequence upgrade that you can find … Read More

Configure SCCM 2012 to Inventory RAID Controller Drivers

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM, SQLLeave a Comment

A RAID controller is a device used to manage hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) in a computer or storage array. It has the ability to access multiple copies of data on multiple physical devices and improve performance with data protection in case of a system failure. We suggest to keep your RAID controller drivers updated to have the latest fixes from the manufacturer. In this post, we will show you how to configure SCCM 2012 to inventory RAID controller drivers to prepare a deployment targeting the affected systems. We will show how to modify SCCM 2012 hardware inventory classes to get this information. … Read More

Multilingual User Interface Pack inventory with SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonHardware Inventory, SCCM3 Comments

We all use a minimum of one operating system language on our computers.  It may be likely that a company that has many employees may end up with several nationalities. This means, more multilingual user interface (MUI) pack is required in your operating system deployment. When a MUI Pack is installed, the user interface language can be change to one of 33 supported languages. In this post, we will extend hardware inventory in SCCM 2012 to inventory multilingual user interface pack information. Here’s the steps in order to achieve this goal : Custom WMI Class Package Creation Package Deployment Hardware … Read More

Why should you use Asset Intelligence in SCCM 2012

Nicolas PilonAsset Intelligence, SCCM4 Comments

Did you ever needed to analyze the installed software in your business? For those who experimented it, you know that it’s not an easy task. In SCCM, one of the way to achieve this goal is by using Add Remove Programs but you’ll have to deal with a minimum of customization. The problem is that software companies don’t work in the same direction and not even standardize their own product, Adobe and Microsoft included. You can experiment issues where publisher or product names are different on the same product. You can even have the same executable file version for two different … Read More

How to add SCCM 2012 Custom Active Directory Attributes

Benoit LecoursSCCM10 Comments

SCCM 2012 Active Directory System Discovery brings a couple of default Active Directory attributes : I get often asked if it’s possible to add a SCCM 2012 custom active directory attributes. The answer is yes, you can add any AD attribute, and it’s quite simple. For this post, I’ll add the Description attribute from a computer account.  SCCM 2012 Custom Active Directory attributes Configuration Natiguate to Administration / Hierarchy configuration / Discovery Method Right click Active Directory System Discovery Select the Active Directory Attributes tab Enter or select your attribute from the Available Attributes list If the wanted attribute is not listed, simply click … Read More

Win32_TPM Class in Hardware Inventory is missing Data by Default in Configuration Manager 2012

Nicolas PilonSCCM26 Comments

In Configuration Manager 2007, we were querying WIN32_TPM in hardware inventory for laptop security report. After the 2012 migration, the report was returning no value on this specific class. The usage of Bitlocker rely on TPM (Trusted Platform Module). We found by looking in the SQL query of the report that IsActivated, IsEnabled and IsOwner were selected but missing from 2012 inventory. This is collected throught hardware inventory so I decided to take a look at the default client settings. As you can see the screenshot below, WIN32_TPM class in hardware inventory is configured by default in Configuration Manager 2012 with missing information of the WMI class.  To remediate … Read More

Configuration Manager 2012 Client Command List

Nicolas PilonSCCM25 Comments

I recently found in our infrastructure that a lot of new Windows Server 2012 Core Edition were installed for specific reason. This edition can cause some problems to administrators that are not aware of SCCM commands. Here is the list of actions that will be covered in this post: Configuration Manager client services and properties Configuration Manager agent scan trigger EndPoint Protection client installation and properties Logs directory There’s a lot of commands that can be execute but I will give you the minimum to remember. From ‘cmd’, type those commands for configuration manager. Configuration Manager Client Scan Trigger with … Read More

SCCM 2012 : Hardware Inventory ConfigMgr Error Object

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The hardware inventory in SCCM 2012 has been designed for ease of configuration. The integration with the client setting concept also helps in problem solving. I had a problem this week with a client where a specific information was not replicated to the primary after a hardware inventory. My first reaction was to analyze the configuration.mof and confirm that the information was well inventoried in WMI. Everything was perfect. Checking the inventoryagent.log file during a hardware inventory scan found that no WMI query was executed the specific WMI class. I targeted the custom device setting and try to open the hardware inventory console. I get a … Read More

SCCM 2007 : Hardware Inventory Failed at the Central (Badmif)

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I recently face an issue regarding replication between primary and central site. The hardware inventory information was push to the primary but not to the central. We have SCCM 2007 R3 Build 6487 installed. Client version is 4.00.6487.2207. The problem occured not on all resources. Symptoms Client side: No error in the inventoryagent.log. Sucessfully sent report to primary. Primary side: No error in the dataldr.log, no badmif and SQL database contains HW inventory information. Central side: Error in the dataldr.log with a badmif. SQL databse don’t contains HW inventory information. Full resync HW inventory:  No sign in log on the central Delta HW inventory: Badmif at the … Read More