Asset Intelligence in Configuration Manager 2007 allows administrators to inventory and manage software license usage throughout their enterprise by using the Asset Intelligence catalog, which is a locally stored catalog of software and license information.

Applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Asset Intelligence enhances the inventory capabilities of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 by extending hardware inventory and adding license management functionality. Many hardware inventory WMI classes improve the breadth of information gathered about hardware and software titles in use.

Over 50 reports present this information in easy-to-use format. Many of these reports link to more specific reports, providing the ability to query for general information and drill through to more detailed information.

In Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 or later, further functionality to the Asset Intelligence feature was added to allow custom editing of the Asset Intelligence catalog. In addition, customers can connect to System Center Online to dynamically update the Asset Intelligence catalog with the most current information available. Microsoft customers can also reconcile enterprise software license usage with purchased software licenses in use by importing software license information into the Configuration Manager site database.

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