Bad Fat mifs in a multiple user environment

no mif for you


If you are getting alot of error 2719 under SMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADER in a multiple user enviroment such as a lab of computers consider tweaking the data you are collecting.

Inventory Data Loader failed to process the file G:Program FilesMicrosoft Configuration Managerinboxesauthdataldr.boxProcessH5CCBXME.MIF because it is larger than the defined maximum allowable size of 5000000.

Solution: Increase the maximum allowable size, which is defined in the registry key HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftSMSComponentsSMS_INVENTORY_DATA_LOADERMax MIF Size (the default is 5 MB), and wait for Inventory Data Loader to retry the operation.


Solution is not increasing the maximum allowable size and make your DB massive.

In a multiple user environment the class that will be expanding those mifs is the 'CCM_RecentlyUsedApps'.

To cut the fat go to the Administration pane in SCCM 2012, then Client Settings. Right click 'Default Client Settings' and choose properties.

In the new window click 'Hardware Inventory'

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Click 'Set Classes'

Search for 'CCM_RecentlyUsedApps', expand it. Is up to decide what you really need but we have deseleted the following.

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Powershell script to clean up IIS's log file mess


Management Point's rely heavily on IIS and IIS loves to log a lot which will fill up your hard drive. Here's a script that deletes logs older than 14 days. Location and amount of days can be changed easily.

We have ours scheduled to run monthly on site systems using IIS.