SCCM2012 - Gauging Penetration Rate for SCCM Client installed on Workstation Fleet in Environment.

My client needs confirmation from the technical team what manages SCCM (which is me), that SCCM client is fully deployed within the environment, and provide them % penetration rate for the workstations. From and SCCM perspective, how can we be sure that all workstations listed in AD are in SCCM (albeit active/inactive)
We need to be sure that if AD is reporting in workstations that SCCM is also seeing them. To complicate matters even further, for some unknown reason (before my time) stale/inactive records are not purged from SCCM after a set amount of days, a business decision that was made at the time,
MY question is, (1) how is easy is it to provide this information. (2) From an asset management perspective, what is best practice, we have large fleet by NZ standards, and I feel this requires a dedicated resource, providing them the information is 1 thing, but having to find out where/state of missing assets could be a time consuming task
Whats your thoughts guys,
Many thanks in advance for your time
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems EngineerAsked:
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Hi, depending on which angle you want to look at this from, there's a couple of ways you can be better informed.
1) See if a report like this shows you how many clients are deployed
2) Run a report on computer objects in your AD that shows you the last logon, and you can get stale accounts from this
3) Run a Startup script that queries the state of the SCCM client install and required configuration from the registry

I don't use SCCM but we do have Spiceworks for inventory management so it's easy to report from there on the installation of any particular software.


Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
This Powershell script compares all AD computers with SCCM computers, and produces a list of AD computers not found in SCCM:

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