Month: September 2009

Save Software Inventory Scan XML Files

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Sometimes when troubleshooting SCCM client software inventory, it is useful to retain the XML file which contains details on what the scan discovered.  To do this, simply create a file named “archive_reports.sms” within C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\Inventory\temp\.  If the scan is just reporting a delta, the file will be small.  But if it is a full SINV scan, then it could be large (the biggest I’ve seen is around 75 MB)

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Schedule a Full SCCM Client Software Inventory

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There are times when you may be unable to use “Right-click tools” to initiate a full software inventory scan on an SCCM client.  To schedule this to occur automatically upon the next normally schedule SINV cycle, do the following:

  1. Click on Start\Run and type wbemtest
  2. Connect to root\ccm\invagt
  3. Click on Enum Classes with recursive selected Look for a class named InventoryActionStatus
  4. Double click  InventoryActionStatus On the Object Explorer for InventoryActionStatus dialog box
  5. Click on Instances Select
  6. Delete the instance with value InventoryActionID = “{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002}”