SCCM Process Folder for Hardware Inventory MIF Files Continues To Fill Up

Glenn Escarayan 136 Reputation points

Hi All,

I got issues on SCCM processing hardware inventory MIF files keeps on filling up even after clearing the disk storage.

Any encounter this before?



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  1. Garth Jones 1,656 Reputation points MVP

    The question is why is it filling up? e.g. what do the log say is happening? Have you increase the max mif size to 50 MB?

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  2. CherryZhang-MSFT 6,481 Reputation points

    Hi @GCE ,

    hardware inventory MIF files keeps on filling up

    1, Could you please let us know how you confirm that the hardware inventory MIF files keeps on filling up? Have you ever done anything to cause it to fill up? Have you checked the relevant logs or anything else? Could you please upload it for our reference so that we can help you better?

    To monitor processes regarding hardware inventory, we can check the following logs:

    • Client: InventoryAgent.log
    • Management Point: MP_Hinv.log
    • Site Server: Dataldr.log

    For more information about these logs, we can refer to this link:

    Hardware Inventory – In-Depth (Part 1) | Microsoft Learn

    2, Have you tried the methods provided by Garth Jones? Has it solved your problem yet? We are very concerned about the progress of this issue. If the response is helpful, it's appreciated that you could be sharing for us. If there is any other assistance we can provide, please feel free to let us know, we will do our best to help you.

    Looking forward to your feedback.

    Best regards,

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  3. Glenn Escarayan 136 Reputation points

    Hello Cherry,

    We will check the logs and update this thread.

    Appreciate the support.



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  4. Glenn Escarayan 136 Reputation points

    Hi Cherry,

    Yes. We increase the size but it didn't help.