In a hardware inventory for a Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 client, the CD-ROM and Disk manufacturer information that appears is similar to the following:
(Standard CD-ROM drives)
(Standard disk drives)
The actual manufacturer information is not included.
This issue occurs if the Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for the CD-ROM object or for the Disk object does not return information when you query for the manufacturer property.
To work around this issue, enable the caption property in the Sms_def.mof file. Frequently, the caption property will contain the manufacturer information. By default, the caption property for CD-ROM objects and for Disk objects is not inventoried.
To enable the inventory of the caption property for CD-ROM objects and for Disk objects, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
On the File menu, click Open. Locate and then open the Sms_def.mof file. This file is located in the Drive:\Sms\Inboxes\Clifiles.src\Hinv folder.
Locate the following section of the Sms_def.mof file.