Use this tab to specify whether to collect Management Information Format (MIF) files from Configuration Manager 2007 clients during hardware inventory.

In order for a MIF file to be collected by hardware inventory, it must be located in the correct location on the client system. By default, the files should be located as follows:

Collect IDMIF files

Adds a new architecture—and attributes and classes—to the Configuration Manager 2007 site database.IDMIF files are used to add information to the site database for objects other than Configuration Manager 2007 clients.
Collect NOIDMIF files

Extends the hardware inventory by adding attributes and classes to existing architectures on a client.NOIDMIF files are used to extend, or add, new information about existing Configuration Manager 2007 clients to the site database.

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