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e=cm 2. Episode 3: How to identify software suites . Rod Trent, CEO, myITforum April 26, 2012. Agenda. SCCM Guru – The Genius Series ( e=cm 2 ) ConfigMgr Inventory Pain Points Reminder from previous weeks How to identify software suites Use case: ROI 10,000 machines

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e=cm2

Episode 3: How to identify software suites.

Rod Trent, CEO, myITforum

April 26, 2012

agenda
Agenda
  • SCCM Guru – The Genius Series ( e=cm2 )
  • ConfigMgr Inventory Pain Points
  • Reminder from previous weeks
  • How to identify software suites
  • Use case: ROI 10,000 machines
  • Wrap-up and !Contest!
configmgr pain points data confusion
ConfigMgr Pain Points Data Confusion
  • ConfigMgr 2007 (and CM2012) is pulling in an enormous amount of inventory data (it does it’s job)
  • Sifting through data and applying proper categories and taxonomies is time consuming and costly
  • Piecing the right information together is near impossible
    • Hardware revision/level/age, Software and Software Suites, Patches, Operating System, True-ups, Windows 7 migrations
  • Analogy of the week:
    • MMS 2012 On-Demand Sessions
from data to information
From Data to Information

1 Machine - Machine Name: ACME480, Machine ID: 480, Serial Number: 3Z8UCB1, OS: Windows XP

last week
Last week
  • How to identify software from Add/Remove’s and EXE’s.
    • Step 1: Classify
    • Step 2: Identify
    • Step 3: De-dupe
suite definition
Suite Definition
  • A suite is composed of multiple products
  • A product can be installed as a stand-alone or as a part of a suite
  • Private Suite – e.g. Office (Word, Access)
  • Suite components differ between
    • Editions
      • Adobe Flash is in Creative Suite Design Premium but not in Design Standard
    • Versions
      • Microsoft Live Meeting and Picture Manager are in Office Home and Student 2007 but not in 2010
manual suite identification
Manual Suite Identification
  • Use cases
  • #1: Add/Remove & Exe
    • Microsoft Office
  • #2: Add/Remove only
    • Adobe Creative Suite
microsoft office identify
Microsoft Office - Identify
  • Microsoft Office
  • Add/Remove
  • Microsoft Office Products
  • Exe
microsoft office suite
Microsoft Office - Suite
  • Microsoft Office 2010 professional Plus
  • The products below have been installed with the suite
  • The products below have not been installed with the suite
adobe creative suite suite
Adobe Creative Suite - Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Design Premium
  • The products below have been installed with the suite
  • The products below have not been installed with the suite
challenges
Challenges
  • Keep the catalog up-to-date
  • Suites definition differ from vendors
  • Re-Packaging
  • Not all components are installed
normalize cm 2 functions
Normalize CM: 2 functions
  • Synchronize
    • Daily Catalog refresh, Gap Fill Process
  • Normalize
    • Classify, Identify, De-dupe
normalize cm technopedia
Normalize CM: Technopedia
  • Number of Suites
    • Total: 1,500 suites
    • By Vendor
      • Microsoft Office: 42 suites
      • Adobe Creative Suite: 26 suites
      • IBM: 152 suites
      • Oracle: 136 suites
      • Symantec: 55 suites
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Hardware and software inventory data

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April 12th

  • How to identify software from Add/Removes and EXEs.

April 26th

  • How to identify software suites.

May 3rd

  • How to get ready for Windows 7 migration.

May 10th

  • How to use SCCM to collect Microsoft SQL Server Editions, Oracle applications, and many more.
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  • Go to http://www.bdna.com/contest and start solving the questions now! Official rules listed there.
  • Contest ends on April 30, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
  • Winners will be announced by Brad Anderson on his SCCM GURU Webcast on May 2, 2012 www.bdna.com/sccm-guru
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