To collect inventory information simultaneously
from multiple client servers, you can schedule a repeating
advertisement from the SMS Administrator console. To use scheduled
Download HP Insight Inventory Collector, and
store it in a new directory on the site server.
Create a new SMS package to run HP Insight
From the Collect Package Properties
windows, select the Data Source
package contains source files.
Specify the name of the new directory as
the source directory.
Ensure that SMS uses the most recently
installed version of Collect by selecting the Always obtain files from source directory radio
button and the Update distribution points on a schedule
If you do not expect to update the current
version of Collect, select Use a
compressed copy of the source directory, if required.
Specify the Collect command line:
From the SMS Administrator console, expand
Right-click Programs, and select New from the resulting dropdown menu. To
open the Collect Program Properties window, select Program.
In the General tab, specify a name for the
program, and then specify Collect
/M /SMS03 as the command line.
To enable HP Insight Inventory Collector to
run from the client whether a user is logged on, select the
appropriate option from the Program can run menu in the Environment
In the Requirements tab, select the client
platforms on which HP Insight Inventory Collector will run when
scheduled. HP Insight Inventory Collector is supported on all x86
and x64 Windows® 2000 and Windows® 2003, IA64 Windows Server® 2003
Create and select a distribution point for
Create an advertisement to distribute HP
Insight Inventory Collector to the target servers:
Create a new Advertisement for running HP
Insight Inventory Collector.
To schedule regular executions of HP
Insight Inventory Collector, create a mandatory schedule under the
Schedule tab of the SMS Advertisement Properties window.
Schedule and perform a Hardware Inventory
cycle from the site server.
Review the information provided by HP
Insight Inventory Collector in the Resource Explorer window.