Enabling Client Access License (CAL) Data Collection For Asset Intelligence
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
Before Asset Intelligence Client Access License (CAL) reports can be used to track CAL usage for Configuration Manager 2007 clients, the following must be configured:
The security policy of Configuration Manager 2007 clients must be configured to log all Success logon events.
CAL WMI data class information must be configured in the Configuration.mof hardware inventory configuration file.
Configuration Manager 2007 CAL license maintenance tasks should also be enabled.
Configuration Manager 2007 clients must perform a successful hardware inventory reporting cycle based on the new Configuration.mof modifications.
Example Scenario for Enabling CAL Data Collection for Asset Intelligence
In this example, Ed Banti, the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator for Blue Yonder Airlines, works with Marcus Loh, the Active Directory administrator for Blue Yonder airlines, to ensure that all Configuration Manager 2007 clients are configured to record success logon events in the Windows security event log by modifying the domain security policy for the domain the client computers reside in. Afterwards, Ed makes the necessary modifications to the Configuration.mof hardware inventory configuration file.
Ed meets with Marcus to discuss the domain security policy settings required for all Configuration Manager 2007 clients to begin logging Success logon events, and Marcus implements the requested changes.
Ed reviews the prerequisite documentation for Asset Intelligence to determine what Configuration.mof modifications are necessary to implement CAL data tracking.
By reviewing the prerequisites documentation for Asset Intelligence, Ed knows that he must open the Configuration.mof file stored on the primary site server for his site, find the CCM_CALTrackConfig WMI data class, and modify the following settings in accordance with his reporting requirements:
To ensure only necessary CAL tracking data is stored in the site database, Ed enables and configures the Delete Aged Client Access License Data and Summarize Client Access License Weekly Usage Data site maintenance tasks.
After all configuration has been completed and Configuration Manager clients have performed a successful hardware inventory reporting cycle, Ed reviews the CAL license reports to view the newly collected information.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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