SCCM : How to enable asset intelligence in SP1

August 27, 2008 at 7:47 am in ConfigMgr, ConfigMgr 2007, sccm, SCCM 2007, SMS by Kenny Buntinx [MVP]

Within SCCM SP1 there is a new branch called “Asset Intelligence”. You want this to work within your company , How do we do it . First of all we need to enable the asset intelligence into the inventory :


1.To enable Asset Intelligence, you need to open the SMS_DEF.MOF file. Scroll to the bottom and work your way up and enable the 11 Asset Intelligence classes. By default they are set to False, change them to True. Save the .mof file and it will replicate to the other servers in the hierarchy after some time. You will now see new classes in Resource Explorer. Also, you will also then be able to run the Asset intelligence reports and get information. Without editing the .mof file, you cannot benefit for ANY of the reports on Asset Intelligence. 


2. In SCCM, there is a new .mof file called Configuration.mof in the same folder as the sms_def.mof file. This .mof file controls several registry keys and also native mode settings. However, it also controls CAL inventory for clients. This can also be seen in the reports for Client Access License reports. By default, at the bottom of the .mof file, you will see a section called Instance of CCM_CALTRACKING. By default this is set to zero (0). You want to change it to 3. There is also a Set CALCollectionFrequency which by default is 7 days. You can leave that alone if you want to, but in a lab or in an instance where you want CAL reports to show up more often, you can change the number 7 to any other number of days, such as 2 if you like. Once again, once you save this file, it will replicate to your other site servers and you can now report on CAL’s used by clients.


 After that you can install a Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point if you want to receive AI catalog updates , but read further below :


The install of an Asset Intelligence sync point requires you to import a specific Certificate. To be eligible for receiving the certificate, you need to have an active SA contract with Microsoft for SCCM 2007. It doesn’t matter whether it covers client or server. The fact that you have SA for SCCM qualifies you for this benefit. If you do not have SA, you will not be able to deploy the new AI sync point and will need to continue getting bulk updates.You will need to ping a member of your account team (e.g. TAM or TS) and they will be able to get the certificate and send it to you in mail. If your account team is unaware of this internal site, please have them send mail to the distribution alias called “get ai cert“. Please note that this secure secure alias automatically rejects all external mail and is for internal use only @ microsoft


 


There is no real hurry in performing this process though, the current catalog is still the one that shipped with SCCM 2007 SP1 and there haven’t been any announcements that the catalog will be updated soon.


See: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3747200&SiteID=17&mode=1%20


 


 Hope it helps


 Best regards ,


 Kenny Buntinx.


 

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