When working with System Center Configuration Manager 2007, 2012, or 2012 R2, you probably make changes to client configuration settings. That means there is a significant chance that the cycle will take a few minutes.
Some of the changes don’t need to reach your managed clients very quickly, while others could be considered more important. The Configuration Manager client is designed to not interfere with normal system operation. Luckily there’s an out-of-box tool called Client Center for Configuration Manager that can help.
On the CM12 client within the you will never see it say that it is doing a hardware inventory cycle, software inventory cycle, etc.
It will only list the GUID that is used for that action.
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I thought that it was about time to finally update my article on how to troubleshoot hardware inventory flow.
We were asked the question so often in fact that we decided to write a blog post to show you exactly how to inventory in SCCM and how the data compares to Stacks Ware’s data. The cycle does not always run immediately, and may run as a background thread at a low priority. If the cycle does not complete immediately, repeat steps 3-5. The text in the message said, “.” That is an accurate statement.The product is incredibly powerful and has an astonishing array of features, ranging from endpoint security to application deployment and patching.Among these features, Microsoft also markets software inventory as a provided feature.