Hardware Inventory Client Agent Properties Dialog Box: General Tab

Use this tab to configure and schedule hardware inventory collection for a site.

Enable hardware inventory on clients
Enables hardware inventory for the site. When you select this check box, the hardware inventory agent is installed on clients and hardware inventory runs according to the schedule specified below.
Inventory schedule
Specify when the hardware inventory runs on clients in the site.
Simple schedule
Runs the hardware inventory at a single, specific interval. By default, this option is selected. While it allows less flexibility in scheduling, this method usually causes less network traffic since the time each client's MIF file is sent is based on that client's install time. When you choose full schedule, all your clients run inventory at exactly the same time.
Run every
The number and type of time units (hours, days, or weeks) in the simple schedule. You can specify 1 to 23 hours, 1 to 31 days, or 1 to 4 weeks. By default, this interval is set to 1 week.
Full schedule
Click Schedule to open the Schedule dialog box and set the hardware inventory schedule. You can specify weekly or monthly inventories, or you can set a recurrence at intervals of 1 to 59 minutes, 1 to 23 hours, or 1 to 31 days.

Note    If today is Wednesday and you set the inventory schedule to run every 2 weeks on Mondays, the next inventory collection will occur on the next Monday and alternate Mondays after that.

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Configure Hardware Inventory for a Site

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About Hardware Inventory

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Client Agents Configuration Overview