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noidmif processing

noidmif processing

noidmif processing

I am having a problem with noidmif's.  Everything I have read says that after they are processed and are in the sql database that you should be able to query on them.  But when I go to make a query the new attribute is not there.
Looking at the mif file I should have a new attribute called "Asset Numbers", yet it doesn't show up.  I have looked at the SQL database and the "Asset Numbers" tables are there, It shows up in the "AttributeMap" and "GroupMap" tables.  Is there something wrong in the database or is my understanding of what should be there wrong?

Here is a test mif that I copied out of technet:

Start Component
  Name = "System Information"
  Start Group
     Name  = "Asset Numbers"
     ID    = 1
     Class = "AssetNumbers"
     Start Attribute
        Name    = "Computer Asset Number"
        ID      = 1
        Storage = COMMON
        Type    = String(10)
        Value   = "doa56600"
     End Attribute
  End Group
End Component

Thanks, Alex Timm

RE: noidmif processing

Your MIF looks fine.  Where are you looking for the SQL information in the SMS Admin console?  NOIDMIFs will show up in the Hardware section of Resource Explorer.  You can double-check that it exists there.

Also...is this for SMS 1.2 or 2.0?  SMS 2.0, with WMI 1.5 applied to the clients (AND DCOM 1.3 on Win9x computers), will allow you to automatically retrieve Asset and Serial Numbers by editing the SMS_DEF.MOF file.  This makes the process sitewide without having to deploy NOIDMIF files to the clients.

Rod Trent
http://www.myITForum.com - formerly SWYNK.com
Microsoft SMS Installer ISBN:0072124474
Admin911:SMS ISBN:0072130229
IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide - ISBN:0072133724

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