Hardware inventory not updating database
In the long run, I think the information in QFE is slowly going the way of the dodo bird.
Sure I can think of some very specific use cases for it especially if your environment is still heavily invested in Windows 7 or if you want a second point of validation ‘Compliance’ data generated by WSUS.
In the comments of one of my Power BI posts recently someone brought up a question about how do we tell if and when a patch was installed.
This prompted me to start working on this post and talk about not only how to enable collection of the quick fix engineering information but why you should or shouldn’t do it and when it is or isn’t useful. Before we get into doing anything with the hardware inventory or Config Mgr I want to talk about what is Quick Fix engineering and why should or shouldn’t care about it.
I personally like hardware inventory to happen a little more aggressively than once every seven days.
I actually have mine occur once every 24 hours so the first thing I’m going to do is select ‘Schedule’ and change it to occur every day.
This table can be joined to other tables using the Resource ID column.
In fact, even if you run Get-WMIobject or Get-Cim Instance its STILL more information than what comes back.I’m going to show you how to enable collection of QFE data within Config Mgr however, I encourage you to review and answer the following questions before extending hardware inventory: I answered your questions bridgekeeper now show me the way!So by now, we’ve learned what QFE is and a little bit in how it’s relevant.Quick Fix Engineering, QFE for short, is a WMI class known as WIN32_Quick Fix Engineering.The purpose of this class is to track the Microsoft hotfix’s that have been applied to your device.
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In the event you don’t, believe me, you can prove this out by: When you click connect you’ll get the following: You will then want to select ‘Enum Instances’ And enter the superclass name ‘Win32_Quick Fix Engineering’ Select one of the options and double click it, do not click the add or delete buttons.