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There may be a situation where you don't want hardware inventory to run immediately. For example, you may want to run it after a hardware upgrade is performed on a computer. This utility allows you to modify the client's hardware scan date and time in order to kick off the scan on a schedule you specify.
Note: This utility must be run from the command line. You can get the help screen for the utility by typing HWScanDate.exe by itself or by typing HWScanDate.exe /?.
Download SMS Installer script: 2056HWScanDate.ipf
Thanks to Jack Nielson for the idea for this article.
Rod Trent, manager of myITforum.com and a Microsoft MVP, is an expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He has more than 18 years of IT experience -- eight of which have been dedicated to SMS. He is the author of Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911: SMS and IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide and has written thousands of articles on technology topics.