This tool collects software inventory data directly from files (such as .exe files) by inventorying the file header information. Configuration Manager can also inventory unknown files — files that do not have detailed information in their file headers. This provides a flexible, easy-to-maintain software inventory method. You can also have Configuration Manager collect copies of files that you specify. Software inventory and collected file information for a client can be viewed using Resource Explorer. This is a part of SCCM inventory functionality.
This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.
Navigate to the Software Inventory Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions on Collection > Software Inventory Cycle:
When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:
|ConfigMgr Client||Software Inventory Cycle|