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SCCM - MIF Files format

    Question

  • Have MIF Files a default format? Because, I need to use some MIF files in my SCCM environment but I can't find nothing about this. How format need have my MIF files?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:33 PM

Answers

  • Here's a TechNet Magazine article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.04.smsinventory.aspx.

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:40 PM
  • There is still good information in the SMS 2003 docs
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180618.aspx  (top level:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc181179.aspx)

    Here is a sample of a noifmif file on each machine with image date the service info.  Now you can add warranty or what ever you want to add.

    Start Component
    Name = "Workstation"
    Start Group
    Name  = "MCNS Data"
    ID    = 1
    Class = "MCNSData"
    Key = 1
    Start Attribute
    Name    = "Image Date"
    ID      = 1
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20060603000000.000000+***"
    End Attribute
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "In Service Date"
    ID = 2
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20060901000000.000000+***"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Est Out of Service Date"
    ID = 3
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20090517000000.000000+***"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Department"
    ID = 4
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "Accounting "
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Room"
    ID = 5
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "21"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "User"
    ID = 6
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "Bob Newuser"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    End Group
    End Component

    http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:11 PM

All replies

  • Just to clarify, you mean a mif file used by an advertisement?  or do you mean idmif or noidmif files?
    Standardize. Simplify. Automate.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:08 PM
  • Sorry Sherry,
    I want to say IDMIF and NOIDMIF.

    Thanks
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:14 PM
  • In Rod Kruetzfeld's bok "Pro SMS 2003", Chapter 9, pages 204-205, he explains them really well.  Since it's a published book, I'm not sure how ethical it would be for me to retype his explanation here... I'll see if I can find a public web site that explains them just as well.
    Standardize. Simplify. Automate.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:29 PM
  • Here's a TechNet Magazine article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2007.04.smsinventory.aspx.

    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:40 PM
  • There is still good information in the SMS 2003 docs
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc180618.aspx  (top level:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc181179.aspx)

    Here is a sample of a noifmif file on each machine with image date the service info.  Now you can add warranty or what ever you want to add.

    Start Component
    Name = "Workstation"
    Start Group
    Name  = "MCNS Data"
    ID    = 1
    Class = "MCNSData"
    Key = 1
    Start Attribute
    Name    = "Image Date"
    ID      = 1
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20060603000000.000000+***"
    End Attribute
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "In Service Date"
    ID = 2
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20060901000000.000000+***"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Est Out of Service Date"
    ID = 3
    Type    = Date
    Value   = "20090517000000.000000+***"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Department"
    ID = 4
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "Accounting "
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "Room"
    ID = 5
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "21"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    START ATTRIBUTE
    NAME = "User"
    ID = 6
    TYPE = STRING(32)
    VALUE = "Bob Newuser"
    END ATTRIBUTE
    End Group
    End Component

    http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:11 PM
  • Here's a good article on creating status MIFs in SMS. This should still apply to SCCM. I didn't see this referenced in this thread.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc181672.aspx
     
    Monday, December 21, 2009 4:48 PM