SCCM ..(Hardware Inventory)
Hardware inventory is a feature in itself and functions independent to the other features of SCCM, but it closely depends on a successful deployment.
SCCM Setup has to complete successfully. The Hardware inventory feature on the server side solely depends on setup and successful SQL install. All the tables from the default sms_def.mof should get correctly created in SQL with the right credentials.
Similarly, for the hardware inventory agent to function as per requirements on the advanced client the client setup should have completed successfully and the client should have access to the MP for the advanced client. On the Advanced client the Inventory agent’s functionality is dependent on the running of the SMS Agent Host service (ccmexec).
The entire hardware inventory feature is dependent on the sms_def.mof file present in the clifiles.srchinv folder on the SiteServer. If that file is deleted or made corrupt…
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