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How to Enable Hardware Inventory

System Center

Updated: October 28, 2009

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

You enable or disable the Hardware Inventory Client Agent, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, by modifying the site control file settings.

To enable or disable the Hardware Inventory Client Agent

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Make a connection to the Hardware Inventory Client Agent section of the site control file by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class.

  3. Loop through the array of available properties, making changes as needed.

  4. Commit the changes to the site control file.

Example

The following example method enables or disables the Hardware Inventory Client Agent by using the SMS_SCI_ClientComp class to connect to the site control file and change properties.

For information about calling the sample code, see Calling Configuration Manager Code Snippets.


Sub EnableDisableHardwareInventoryClientAgent(swbemServices, swbemContext, siteCode, enableDisableFlag)

    ' Load site control file and get hardware inventory client client agent section.
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
    Set objSWbemInst = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SCI_ClientComp.Filetype=1,Itemtype='Client Component',Sitecode='" & siteCode & "',ItemName='Hardware Inventory Agent'", , swbemContext)
    
    ' Display client agent settings before changing the properties.
    Wscript.Echo " "
    Wscript.Echo "Properties - Before Change"
    Wscript.Echo "---------------------------"
    Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.ClientComponentName
    Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.Flags & " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)"
    
    ' Set client agent by setting the Flags value to  0 or 1 using the enableDisableFlag variable.
    objSWbemInst.Flags = enableDisableFlag
    
    ' Save the new client agent settings.
    objSWbemInst.Put_ , swbemContext
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Commit", , , swbemContext
    
    ' Refresh in-memory copy of the site control file and get the client component section.
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
    Set objSWbemInst = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SCI_ClientComp.Filetype=1,Itemtype='Client Component',Sitecode='" & siteCode & "',ItemName='Hardware Inventory Agent'", , swbemContext)
    
    ' Display the client agent settings after change.
    Wscript.Echo " "
    Wscript.Echo "Properties - After Change"
    Wscript.Echo "---------------------------"
    Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.ClientComponentName
    Wscript.Echo objSWbemInst.Flags & " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)"
    
    ' Release the copy of the site control file.
    swbemServices.Get("SMS_SiteControlFile").ReleaseSessionHandle swbemContext.Item("SessionHandle").Value

End Sub


public void EnableDisableHardwareInventoryClientAgent(WqlConnectionManager connection,
                                                      string siteCode,                                            
                                                      string enableDisableFlag)

{
    try
    {
        IResultObject siteDefinition = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Hardware Inventory Agent'");

        // Display client agent settings before changing the properties.
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Properties - Before Change");
        Console.WriteLine("---------------------------");
        Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition["ClientComponentName"].StringValue);
        Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue + " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)");

        // Set client agent by setting "Flags" value to 0 or 1 by using the enableDisableFlag variable.
        siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue = enableDisableFlag;

        // Save the settings.
        siteDefinition.Put();

        // Verify the change by reconnecting and getting the value again.
        IResultObject siteDefinition2 = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Hardware Inventory Agent'");

        // Display client agent settings after changing the properties.
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Properties - After Change");
        Console.WriteLine("--------------------------");
        Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition2["ClientComponentName"].StringValue);
        Console.WriteLine(siteDefinition2["Flags"].StringValue + " (0 = Disabled, 1 = Enabled)");
    }

    catch (SmsException ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Failed. Error: " + ex.InnerException.Message);
        throw;
    }

}

The example method has the following parameters:

 

Parameter

Type

Description

connection

  • Managed: WqlConnectionManager

  • VBScript: SWbemServices

A valid connection to the SMS Provider.

siteCode

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

The site code.

enableDisableFlag

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

Determines whether the Hardware Inventory client agent is enabled or disabled.

Compiling the Code

This C# example requires:

Namespaces

System

System.Collections.Generic

System.Text

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.WqlQueryEngine

Assembly

adminui.wqlqueryengine

microsoft.configurationmanagement.managementprovider

Robust Programming

For more information about error handling, see About Configuration Manager Errors.

Security

For more information about securing Configuration Manager applications, see Securing Configuration Manager Applications.

See Also

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