The InventoryLog Report

A year ago I blogged on the "InventoryLog" table and how it can be used to help troubleshoot hardware inventory issues. I also got a comment asking about how I wrote the query/report I showed in that post. I was reminded today about that comment and figured I should post something...a year later is better … Continue reading The InventoryLog Report

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Collecting members of the Local Administrators group

A while ago I had to collect the members of the local administrators group via ConfigMgr. This data has come in handy a number of times so it’s certainly one of those inventory items I don’t plan on stopping just yet. Security being such a big deal, it’s nice to have a way to review … Continue reading Collecting members of the Local Administrators group

Troubleshooting/Monitoring Hardware Inventory with the InventoryLog

One of the coolest ‘features’ of inventory is the fact that it logs information to the database when it processes the files. Granted, I’m biased on this opinion because I helped make it happen. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen anyone talk about it yet so it’s either not as cool as I thought or people don’t … Continue reading Troubleshooting/Monitoring Hardware Inventory with the InventoryLog

Hardware Inventory – View to Class/Property Info

Over the past several years I've gotten a lot of questions from people about what WMI class is the source of data for a particular hardware inventory view ("v_GS_..."). This past week I created a couple queries to provide a team who has generally been the source of 95% of these questions and I figured … Continue reading Hardware Inventory – View to Class/Property Info