Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Service Manager Connectors - What information comes from where?

Anders Friborg asked a question over on the Service Manager Forums asking if any documentation was available showing what Computer attributes are imported from which connector.

Now I haven't seen anything documenting this yet so I thought I'd chip in with the bits that I know about so far.

This isn't an exhaustive list, and if something isn't correct on it, please please please do let me know so that I can update it.  I'll also keep adding to this list as I find other bits of information.

AD Connector:
Active Directory SID
NetBIOS Computer Name
NetBIOS Domain Name
DNS Name
Display Name
Principal Name
Active Directory Site (but always sets it to blank!)
*To be added in SP1* - Operating System Version and Display Name

SCCM Connector:
Last Inventory Date
Active Directory Site
Offset In Minutes From Greenwich Time
Runs Windows Computer
Hosts Windows Logical Hardware
Has Software Installed
Has Software Update Installed
Hardware Identifier
SMBIOS Asset Tag
System Type
Chassis Type
Number of Processors
Serial Number

SCOM Connector:
Organisational Unit (AD OU)
Network Name
IP Address
DNS Forest Name
NetBIOS Computer Name
Virtual Machine (True/False)
Logical Processors
DNS Domain Name
Hosts Windows Computer Role
Hosts System Center Licence
Hosts Windows Local Application

Two articles on the SP1 Technet documentation that are useful:

First posting - 10/11/2010
Updated - 08/12/2010


Unknown said...

Hi Steve,

This list continues to apply for the connector in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2?


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