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Creating a Device Collection based on System Enclosure – Chassis Type | Trailing Reboot

I was recently working with a customer who wanted to separate out laptops from desktops. Using OUs or naming conventions wasn’t going to cut it because laptops and desktops are located throughout Active Directory and the naming convention does not differentiate laptops from desktops.

Enter System  Enclosure – Chassis Type. Here is a way to differentiate devices based on a number assigned to them by the manufacturer. Here’s the list:

Value Description
1 Other (Virtual Machine)
2 Unknown
3 Desktop
4 Low Profile Desktop
5 Pizza Box
6 Mini Tower
7 Tower
8 Portable
9 Laptop
10 Notebook
11 Hand Held
12 Docking Station
13 All in One
14 Sub Notebook
15 Space-Saving
16 Lunch Box
17 Main System Chassis
18 Expansion Chassis
19 Sub Chassis
20 Bus Expansion Chassis
21 Peripheral Chassis
22 Storage Chassis
23 Rack Mount Chassis
24 Sealed-Case PC

To create the collection, I base the criteria type on “list of values” where System Enclosure – Chassis Types “is in” and then add the values I want (ex 3 4 5)

 

chassis1

The query language will look like this

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 inner join SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE on SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SYSTEM_ENCLOSURE.ChassisTypes in (“3″,”4″,”5”)

Please note that the ConfigMgr client must be on the devices in order to collect chassis type information.

 

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