Enable and Configure Software Inventory in SCCM

Use software inventory to collect information about files on client devices. Software inventory can also collect files from client devices and store them on the site server. Software inventory is collected when you choose the Enable software inventory on clients setting in client settings, where you can also schedule the operation.

After software inventory is enabled and the clients run a software inventory cycle, the client sends the information to a management point in the client’s site. The management point then forwards the inventory information to the Configuration Manager site server, which stores the information in the site database.


  1. Go to Administration > Client Settings >
  2. Click on Default Client Settings. Right Click then Properties


3. Click on Software Inventory


4. For Collect Files Click on Set Files

5. Click the Yellow star 

6. Enter the file extension you would want to collect then click OK.

7. Click OK again. you done!

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