View hardware and software inventory for Windows PCs

Applies to: Intune in the classic portal

Intune collects detailed information about the hardware and software of desktops that you manage as PCs by using the Intune software client. Use the information in the following procedures to learn how to create:

  • A report that lists information about the hardware capabilities of PCs you manage.

  • A report that lists the software installed on each PC.

  • How to refresh a PCs inventory to ensure that the data in the report is current.

To display information about PCs you manage

  1. In the Microsoft Intune administration console, choose Reports > Computer Inventory Reports.

  2. On the Create New Report page, accept the default values or customize them to filter the results that will be returned by the report. For example, you could select that only PCs that run Windows 8.1 will be displayed in the report.

  3. Choose View Report to open the Computer Inventory Report in a new window.

    You can sort the report by any of the columns, like Name, Chassis Type or Manufacturer by selecting each column heading.

To display software installed on PCs you manage

  1. In the Microsoft Intune administration console, choose Reports > Detected Software Reports.

  2. On the Create New Report page, accept the default values or customize them to filter the results that will be returned by the report. For example, you could select that only software published by Microsoft will be displayed in the report.

  3. Choose View Report to open the Detected Software Report in a new window.

    You can sort the report by any of the columns, like Name, Publisher or Category by selecting each column heading. You can expand the updates in the list to show more detail (such as the PCs on which it is installed) by choosing the directional arrow next to the list item.

To refresh computer inventory to ensure it is current

  1. In the Microsoft Intune administration console, choose Groups > All Devices (or another group that contains the PC for which you want to refresh inventory).

  2. Select a PC, or press and hold Ctrl to select multiple PCs.

  3. On the taskbar, choose Remote Tasks > Refresh Inventory.

  4. To view the task status, choose Remote Tasks in the bottom right corner of the page.

    The Task Status dialog box displays showing current remote tasks, task status, device name, and any reported errors, and provides a link to troubleshooting information.

See also

Common Windows PC management tasks with the Intune software client