Activate SCCM Asset Intelligence scheduled imports

To prevent duplicate software imports, activate either the Asset Intelligence (AI) or the non-AI scheduled import.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The best practice is to limit the software import frequency to be no greater than the frequency of the table cleanup that tracks deleted software in SCCM.

Asset Intelligence is supported in these SCCM plugins:

  • Integration - Microsoft SCCM 2007
  • Integration - Microsoft SCCM 2012 v2
Important: Remove the deleted software table records within the SCCM MSSQL database the first time software is imported into the CMDB. This eliminates the need to check against deleted software, and therefore has faster performance.

To activate the AI scheduled imports:


  1. Navigate to the System Import Sets > Administration > Scheduled Imports.
  2. Set Active to false for these data import schedules:
    • SCCM <version> Software
    • SCCM <version> Removed Software
  3. Set Active to true for these data import schedules:
    • SCCM <version> Software (with AI)
    • SCCM <version> Removed Software (with AI)
    Figure 1. Configure SCCM with Asset Intelligence