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Trigger Hardware Inventory After Installing Applications

Many ConfigMgr administrators set aggressive hardware inventory cycles for their client citing the need to keep an up-to-date inventory for the applications installed on their company's assets. Aggressive inventory cycles can obviously have a negative impact on site performance, and very often is unnecessary as there are frequently no changes to the inventory. Administrators can perform a work around by using wrappers or run additional programs to initiate a hardware inventory post install, however this causes an administrative overhead to installing applications.

I propose adding an option to application/package deployments that would trigger a hardware inventory after a successful installation. This could include a delay so that if several applications are installed at once only one delta inventory is sent. Additionally, the trigger could be randomized to mitigate the possibility of overloading hardware inventory inboxes. Ideally, only a subset of inventory would be triggered (Installed Applications).

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