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1 VOTE
Status NEED CLARIFICATION
Categories Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 11, 2020

Trigger Hardware Inventory after Application or Patch Install

I find it very convenient to have a hardware inventory automatically created by an application and/or patch after installation. So all clients in MEMCM have an up-to-date inventory. It would be cool if you could configure this in the patching and application tab for each application individually.

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  • Admin
    Cody Mathis
    Jan 4, 2021

    I'm a bit unclear on the desired functionality of this request.

    We would not implement a MEMCM Hardware Inventory cycle after a software install. You are more than welcome to implement this as a post script but it is not something we would recommend. I see some comments asking about reporting on data pulled from Microsoft Graph, but that is a bit outside the scope of the Patch My PC Publisher. We do provide information regarding Intune applications, but no device-level information.

    If you'd like that type of information you will need to query Microsoft Graph yourself to gather the information for asset information.

  • Guest
    Oct 29, 2020

    what about just collecting hardware details like serials and so on for , Asset register

  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2020

    just allow the inventory to be collected you, already connecting to the Graph to pull that and make exportabile and mail to asset team once a month

  • Guest
    Feb 15, 2020

    This would honestly be a better feature request to the ConfigMgr product team.  You wouldn't want to trigger this for each software update installed, but instead have an option for the ConfigMgr client to do this after installing software updates as a whole to avoid unnecessary client and MP processing.

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant
    Feb 11, 2020

    @Martin, what do you mean file share? Clients won't need access to a file share. If you put a source to a script, it will be copied into the update itself and referenced locally.

  • Guest
    Feb 11, 2020

    Another solution would be if there were pre and post commands. These could then be stored in the Package XML file of the software package.

  • Guest
    Feb 11, 2020

    Yes, right-click option. The problem with the file share is that the clients need access to this file share from any network. This is not always the case with DMZ. 

  • Admin
    Justin Chalfant
    Feb 11, 2020

    Are you thinking like a right-click option for this? It could be easily performed today using a post-script.