Systems Management Server (SMS) can collect hardware inventory from SMS clients. You can use Resource Explorer to view hardware inventory for a client. You can query on hardware inventory and even use hardware inventory to build collections. For example, you could create a collection of all computers that have Pentium processors and at least 32 MB of RAM.
To configure hardware inventory for a site, you use the Hardware Inventory Client Agent Properties dialog box in Site Settings.
Configure Hardware Inventory for a Site
View Hardware Inventory for a Client
About Hardware Inventory
About Hardware Inventory on Multi-Site Clients
How SMS Collects Hardware Inventory
About Hardware Inventory of 16-Bit Clients
About Recollecting Complete Hardware Inventory on a Client
About Running Hardware Inventory When Disk Space Is Low
About Disabling Hardware Inventory
About Custom Inventory
Managing Inventory Overview