Solved

How to retrieve PC serial and software serials using SCE 2007?

Posted on 2008-10-21
2
637 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
System Center Essentials 2007

Is it possible (and if so how?) to retrieve an HP computer's serial number using SCE?  Its able to retrieve the PC model and part number but not the serial.  e.g. an HP 6717b laptop serial would be something like CNU711234.  I have been through the Technet site looking at management packs but only found packs for ProLiant and Blade servers.

Secondly, can SCE retrieve software product serials for Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat?

Any direction would be appreciated
0
Comment
Question by:prodriveit
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
U_Mansson earned 250 total points
ID: 22774347
Hi

It is not possible to retrieve serial number with SCE. The inventory feature is limited to the standard attributes (around 30) and can't be extended. In SCCM2007 you are able to extend the inventory but not in SCE.

The same thing goes for product serials. I don't know if you are able to retrieve that in SCCM2007, I think it might be scrambled somehow but I haven't tried to get it out.

SCE is a great product but there are some "hidden" limitations that can be really frustrating.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:prodriveit
ID: 22774455
Ah ok thats a bit disappointing,  we'll go down the VBScript route as I know that works (albeit a bit unreliable).

Thanks U_Mansson
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

After having deployed hundreds of thousands of Terminal Services seats worldwide, I still see all the time people asking me that same old question: "If TS/RDS is that reliable why are you telling me I should reboot it that often? My DC/SQL/Exchange/…
The question has been asked on multiple occasions as to how best to do printing in a remote desktop or terminal services environment.   It seems that this particular question has plagued several people and most especially as Terminal Services, as…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question