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SMS: Turning Off Software Inventory on a Single Client

Article ID: 255959

Article Last Modified on 2/25/2007


  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003
  • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0 Standard Edition

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The following procedure describes how to disable software inventory on a single client server, such as a large file server.


To turn off software inventory on a single client, create the Skpswi.dat hidden file and place it in the root of each drive to turn off software inventory.

Software inventory cannot start on the treated server again unless this file is deleted from all drives on the client computer.

Additional query words: prodsms skpswi dat

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