About Resource Explorer

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

When hardware or software inventory information is collected from ConfigurationĀ Manager clients, it can be viewed using Resource Explorer. When Resource Explorer is started, a new MMC console opens that displays the information collected from clients by hardware inventory and software inventory. The contents of the Resource Explorer results pane vary based on what node selected in the console tree. Resource Explorer can be used to view client hardware, hardware history, and software inventory information.

If a resource is a Configuration Manager client, and if you are collecting hardware inventory at your site, the information displayed for that resource includes a list of the hardware installed on the client and similar details. If you are collecting software inventory, the information displayed also includes a list of installed software. If a resource is not a ConfigurationĀ Manager client, no inventory is collected, so there will be no information about that resource in Resource Explorer.


For easier readability of inventory items with many properties, right-click the item in the results pane, and then click Properties to display details about the item in a new dialog box.

See Also


How to Start Resource Explorer Using the Configuration Manager Console
How to Start Resource Explorer From the Command Line


Overview of Inventory

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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