SCCM R3 Beta – Admin Resources to Collection

There are many great new features in the new SCCM 2007 R3 – Beta which is available for download from Microsoft Connect. Features like centralized Power Management, Delta Active Directory Discovery, Dynamic Collection addition and Prestaged Media OS deployment support are really cool. There are some other smaller but still great improvements in the SCCM Console

System Center Configuration Manager Toolkit V2 released!

A new version of the System Center Configuration Manager Toolkit, “V2” has been released. New tools are: MP Troubleshooter Tool Delete Group Class Tool Preload Package Tool Send Schedule Tool. These tools where available in the SMS 2003 Toolkit and are now included in the System Center Configuration Manager Toolkit V2 in updated versions. They can be found

Adding Serial Number to the “Computer information for a specific computer” report

I got this request from a customer and thought I could share it. Below query describes how to modify the query for the built-in report “Computer information for a specific computer” to include serial number.  The added sql commands are marked in red color if you want to change it yourself instead of copying the SQL

Serial Number report in SCCM

When working with the reports in SCCM you may want a report to get all the serial numbers for all computers. Below is a very simple report which includes: Name, Manufacturer, Serial number, Model. It will look like this: SQL Satement: select v_R_System.Name0, v_GS_PC_BIOS.Manufacturer0, v_GS_PC_BIOS.SerialNumber0,v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.Model0 FROM v_R_System JOIN v_GS_PC_BIOS on  v_R_System.ResourceID =  v_GS_PC_BIOS.ResourceID JOIN v_GS_COMPUTER_SYSTEM