Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory

In this guide, I will show you how to perform USB Device Inventory using Configuration Manager. When you configure hardware inventory, it collects information about the hardware configuration of client devices in your organization.

Many Configuration Manager admins look to get more information about the users who frequently use the USB device to import or export data. The best way to find out USB device info would be using the Hardware Inventory feature of Configuration Manager.

Step 1 – Enable USB Device Hardware Inventory class

To enable the USB Device hardware inventory class (Win32_USBDevice) in SCCM

  • Open the ConfigMgr console.
  • Go Administration > Overview > Client Settings.
  • Right click Default Client Settings and click Properties.
  • Click Hardware Inventory tab and next to Hardware inventory classes, click Set Classes.
Hardware Inventory Set Classes
Hardware Inventory Set Classes

In the search box, type Win32_USBDevice. Select USB Device – Asset Intelligence (Win32_USBDevice) class. Click OK to apply the new settings and close the Default Client Settings Properties window.

Select USB Device – Asset Intelligence (Win32_USBDevice)
Select USB Device – Asset Intelligence (Win32_USBDevice)

Hardware inventory runs on clients according to the schedule that you specify in client settings. However you can speed up this process. To force full hardware inventory on SCCM clients, you can follow this procedure.

Step 2 – Create USB Device SCCM query

Under Monitoring click Queries. Right click and click Create Query.

Create USB Device SCCM query
Create Query

Under General Query Settings, specify the name of the query and click Edit Query Statement. Click OK.

Edit Query Statement
Edit Query Statement

On the query statement properties window, click General tab. At the bottom, click Show Query Language.

Show Query Language
Show Query Language

Under Query Statement, copy and paste the below query.

select SMS_R_System.Name, SMS_R_System.Client, SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.Model, SMS_G_System_USB_DEVICE.* from  SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_USB_DEVICE on SMS_G_System_USB_DEVICE.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceId = SMS_R_System.ResourceId

Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory

Click Next on the Summary page.

Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory Snap7

Finally on the Completion page, click Close.

Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory Snap8

Under Queries, you can execute the query to get the result. If you browse the Resource Explorer, you see the following information.

Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory

In addition to the above method, you can also execute the following built-in report – Hardware 07C – Computers with a specific USB Device. This is an useful SCCM report to find attached USB devices of computers.

Configuration Manager USB Device Inventory

One Comment

  1. Hi There,

    Thank you for this post. Please forgive my ignorance, but is there any way that we can maybe shorten the number of results by specifying the number of days we want on the results?

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