"Hardware Inventory Cycle" missing although "Hardware Inventory Client" is enabled


Ive migrated our sccm 2007 site to 2012 few weeks ago.

All went ok. New sccm 2012 is working green.

Yesterday I tried to add report all members of all local groups


Today I noticed that there is no Hardware Inventory Cycle Action on all clients.

If I disable HW Inventory Agent, after policy refresh Status is Disabled.

When I enable it again, policy enables it, but still there  is no Hardware Inventory Cycle Action.

Ok, I replace configuration.mof file with original one, but no success.

I noticed errors on server;

The description for Event ID 10 from source Microsoft-Windows-WMI cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99


Is this the problem? How to resolve it?
October 17th, 2012 10:34am

The eventlog entry can safely be ignored.
See dataldr.log on the site server if configuration.mof was rejected or accepted.
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October 17th, 2012 10:49am

Accepted I guess;

Compiling MOF files and converting to policy. SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)
Start of cimv2\sms\inv_config-to-policy conversion SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)
Running MOFCOMP on C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\inboxes\clifiles.src\hinv\configuration.mof SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)
MOF backed up to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\data\hinvarchive\configuration.mof.bak SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)
Successfully updated configuration.mof in the database. SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)
End of cimv2\sms\inv_config-to-policy conversion; returning 0x0 SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER 16.10.2012 6:15:58 4560 (0x11D0)

October 17th, 2012 11:09am

fyi, there is no configuration.mof edit needed for "all members of all local groups".  that's an import into default client settings, hardware inventory. 

If you added that mof snippet to configuration.mof, it may have been "accepted", because the mof syntax of the actual lines doesn't violate any syntax rules... but I could see it breaking hardware inventory on the clients.

Edit: to help with confusion in the future, I've added a comment to that blog, with the mof snippet to import.

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October 17th, 2012 10:06pm

Ok, I understand this.

But I replaced configuration.mof with original, but still no HW available. What to do now?

October 18th, 2012 4:49am



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October 18th, 2012 5:04am


Great. But does this help others? No. It would be great if you could post the solution. Thanks
October 18th, 2012 6:38am

Yes, sorry.

After 3 days no HW Cycle Actions, this morning I changed configuration.mof (original one) again.

I just added a dot (.) in comment section > (//    SMS clients..) and save file.

New date and diferent content of file.

In few minutes after first policy refresh, HW Cycle was back.

HW inventory is working on all clients again.

I dont  know the background, but it worked.

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October 18th, 2012 7:24am


Thank you for you solution, it work in my case too !


October 11th, 2013 6:42pm

Hi Edigs, i just had to sign in and say thank you very much for your solution! ive been trying to fix this for days, i had 3000 clients with no hardware inventory.  id restored the configuration.mof from a backup but it made no difference, panic was setting in, then i came across your post!  i added "." to the configuration.mof and hardware inventory is back.  Thank you!!!!!!
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