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Different between Asset intelligence vs software inventory / hardware inventory RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    In SCCM we have Asset Intelligence under (\Assets and Compliance\Overview\Asset Intelligence )and  software inventory / hardware inventory in client settings \Administration\Overview\Client Settings. My question what exactly the difference ? is both inter related any way. Please help on this

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:54 AM

Answers

  • The official documentation covers this pretty well.

    Hardware inventory: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/inventory/introduction-to-hardware-inventory

    Software Inventory: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/inventory/introduction-to-software-inventory

    Asset Intelligence: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/asset-intelligence/introduction-to-asset-intelligence

    Informally, hardware inventory pulls information from WMI, software inventory pulls file information, and asset intelligence extends hardware inventory to pull additional info and normalize that data.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:08 PM

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  • The official documentation covers this pretty well.

    Hardware inventory: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/inventory/introduction-to-hardware-inventory

    Software Inventory: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/inventory/introduction-to-software-inventory

    Asset Intelligence: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/configmgr/core/clients/manage/asset-intelligence/introduction-to-asset-intelligence

    Informally, hardware inventory pulls information from WMI, software inventory pulls file information, and asset intelligence extends hardware inventory to pull additional info and normalize that data.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:08 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in TechNet.

    General speaking, software inventory collects information about files on client devices; hardware inventory collects information about the hardware configuration of client devices from WMI. And asset Intelligence feature in Configuration Manager lets you inventory and manage software license usage in your enterprise, it extends hardware inventory to pull additional info and normalize that data as Jason mentioned. 

    For more information, please review the links above. 

    Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,
    Simon

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    Friday, December 6, 2019 3:18 AM
  • Hi,

    May we know the current status of the question? If there is any other assistance we can provide, please feel free to let us know, we will do our best to help you.

    Thanks and regards,
    Simon 

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    Monday, December 9, 2019 2:33 AM
  • Hi,
     
    Just checking in to see if there is any update. We haven’t heard from you for a few days and would like to know the current status of the problem. Is the problem solved? Do you need any further assistance? Look forward to hearing from you.
     
    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Simon 

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    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:23 AM