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Customer carried out "unusual" upgrade process for sms2003 to Sccm2007R2. Cutting a long story short, many clients think they are in the new SCCM site with the SCCM agent installed successfully. However, although discovered in SCCM, console reports that they do not have agent installed even though it is. SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER shows many 2703 events.


Have found that by regenerating a new GUID on the client they will report properly. Hovever only method I know to do this using Right-Click tools which can only do one client at a time. There are about 2000 clients in this state - another 2000 are fine.


Anyone any recommendations on how to tackle this?


Thanks in advance.

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All the clients shoud report on their next DDR cycle with updated information.


Why dont you Use SCCM Collection commander http://sourceforge.n...cts/smscollctr/ to generate New GUID for all the computers in one shot ? OR

apply Group policy to generate New GUID for the computers ?




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That was just the trick - thank you.


Created a new collection with the query "select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMSAssignedSites is not NULL and SMSUniqueIdentifier is NULL".


Pointed the latest version of SCCM Collection Commander from http://smscollctr.sourceforge.net/ at this collection and did new GUID generation for the clients in the collection. I had to refresh the Data Discovery Record afterwards and the clients are all reporting correctly now.


Thanks very much for the prompt reply and solution - saved me a load of time and made me look like a hereo!

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