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Point to SCCM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since much of the information is available in SCCM except the compare to the Microsoft Compatibility database, is there a clean way to point the MAP scan the SMS database instead of live machines?  That way we would get all the machines, even those that are turned off, off the network, or in other countries without trying to schedule scans when they would "most likely" be there.

    b
    Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:04 PM

Answers

  • Dear MAP User,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback.

    One of the reasons why MAP requires each machine to be connected via WMI is that we need the most up to date information.  As we know, machines can be upgraded, often times without even administrators knowing it.

    Having said that, we can definitely look into this.  It is a valid user scenario for us.  The complexity as you can imagine is that if we do this, we will have to ensure that the SCCM tool already captured all of the information that MAP needs to generate the hardware and device compatibility report.

    We will put this onto our MAP v.Next feature list.

    Regards,
    Baldwin Ng (MAP Team)
    BNg
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 4:37 PM

All replies

  • Dear MAP User,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback.

    One of the reasons why MAP requires each machine to be connected via WMI is that we need the most up to date information.  As we know, machines can be upgraded, often times without even administrators knowing it.

    Having said that, we can definitely look into this.  It is a valid user scenario for us.  The complexity as you can imagine is that if we do this, we will have to ensure that the SCCM tool already captured all of the information that MAP needs to generate the hardware and device compatibility report.

    We will put this onto our MAP v.Next feature list.

    Regards,
    Baldwin Ng (MAP Team)
    BNg
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 4:37 PM
  • Have there been any new developments on this?  It's frustrating to have to collect and store the same information twice (3x if you include ACT data).

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6:47 PM
  • No there hasn't. The 3 tools do collect information that overlaps, but they don't completly duplicate each other. This is because they each have different purposes and thus only collect what they need. If you want a feature created in System Center that allows MAP to pull information directly from it, you should submit that request on their forums. The more something is asked for, the more likely it will be adopted.
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    Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:52 AM