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How to Configure Software Inventory Settings

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 set the Software Inventory Client Agent settings, in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, by modifying the necessary site control file settings.

To modify the Software Inventory Client Agent settings

  1. Set up a connection to the SMS Provider.

  2. Make a connection to the Software 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 sets the Software Inventory Client Agent settings 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 ConfigureSoftwareInventoryClientAgentSettings(swbemServices,             _
                                                  swbemContext,              _
                                                  siteCode,                  _
                                                  enableDisableClientAgent,  _
                                                  newInventorySchedule)

 
    ' Load site control file and get the SMS_SCI_ClientComp section.
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile.Filetype=1,Sitecode=""" & siteCode & """", "Refresh", , , swbemContext
          
    Query = "SELECT * FROM SMS_SCI_ClientComp " & _
    "WHERE ClientComponentName = 'Software Inventory Agent' " & _
    "AND SiteCode = '" & siteCode & "'"          
            
    Set SCIComponentSet = swbemServices.ExecQuery(Query, ,wbemFlagForwardOnly Or wbemFlagReturnImmediately, swbemContext)
                       
    'Only one instance is returned from the query.
    For Each SCIComponent In SCIComponentSet

        ' Set the client agent by setting the Flags value to 0 or 1 using the enableDisableClientAgent variable.
        wscript.echo " "
        wscript.echo "Software Inventory Agent"
        wscript.echo "Current value " &  SCIComponent.Flags
        
        ' Modify the value.                
        SCIComponent.Flags = enableDisableClientAgent
        wscript.echo "New value " & enableDisableClientAgent
    
        'Loop through the array of embedded SMS_EmbeddedProperty instances.
        For Each vProperty In SCIComponent.Props
            
            ' Setting: Inventory Schedule
            If vProperty.PropertyName = "Inventory Schedule" Then
                wscript.echo " "
                wscript.echo vProperty.PropertyName
                wscript.echo "Current value " &  vProperty.Value2               
                
                'Modify the value.
                vProperty.Value2 = newInventorySchedule
                wscript.echo "New value " & newInventorySchedule
            End If
                           
        Next   

        'Update the component in your copy of the site control file. Get the path
        'to the updated object, which could be used later to retrieve the instance.
         Set SCICompPath = SCIComponent.Put_(wbemChangeFlagUpdateOnly, swbemContext)
         
    Next
                          
    'Commit the change to the actual site control file.
    Set InParams = swbemServices.Get("SMS_SiteControlFile").Methods_("CommitSCF").InParameters.SpawnInstance_
    InParams.SiteCode = siteCode
    swbemServices.ExecMethod "SMS_SiteControlFile", "CommitSCF", InParams, , swbemContext
      
    ' Release the copy of the site control file.
    swbemServices.Get("SMS_SiteControlFile").ReleaseSessionHandle swbemContext.Item("SessionHandle").Value

End Sub


public void ConfigureSoftwareInventoryClientAgentSettings(WqlConnectionManager connection,
                                                          string siteCode,
                                                          string enableDisableClientAgent,
                                                          string newInventorySchedule)
{
    try
    {
        IResultObject siteDefinition = connection.GetInstance(@"SMS_SCI_ClientComp.FileType=1,ItemType='Client Component',SiteCode='" + siteCode + "',ItemName='Software Inventory Agent'");

        // Setting: Enable Client Agent
        // Enable or disable the client agent by setting the Flags value to 0 or 1 using the enableDisableClientAgent variable. 
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Software Update Client Agent");
        Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue);

        // Change value using the enableDisableSUMClientAgent value passed in. 
        siteDefinition["Flags"].StringValue = enableDisableClientAgent;
        Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + enableDisableClientAgent);

        foreach (KeyValuePair<string, IResultObject> kvp in siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties)
        {
            // Create temporary working copy of embedded properties.
            Dictionary<string, IResultObject> embeddedProperties = siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties;

            // Setting: Inventory Schedule
            if (kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"] == "Inventory Schedule")
            {
                Console.WriteLine();
                Console.WriteLine(kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]);
                Console.WriteLine("Current value: " + embeddedProperties[kvp.Value.PropertyList["PropertyName"]]["Value2"].StringValue);

                // Change value using the newEvaluationSchedule value passed in. 
                embeddedProperties["Inventory Schedule"]["Value2"].StringValue = newInventorySchedule;
                Console.WriteLine("New value    : " + newInventorySchedule);
            }

            // Store the settings that have changed.
            siteDefinition.EmbeddedProperties = embeddedProperties;
        }
                
        //Save the settings. 
        siteDefinition.Put();

    }
    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.

enableDisableClientAgent

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

A value to enable or disable the client agent.

Disabled - 0

Enabled - 1

newInventorySchedule

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

A value to set the inventory schedule.

newScanInterval

  • Managed: String

  • VBScript: String

A value to set the scan interval.

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.

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