Total Physical Memory Query

While I’m on the subject of SCCM queries, I would like to post another simple statement that I used to gather machines with less than 2 GB of total physical memory:

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_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.TotalPhysicalMemory <= 1572864

“Why did he use 1572864?” you ask? “Did he just pound his forehead onto his number pad?” you ponder?

We have a lot of machines that are running on a 32-bit OS. Therefore, Windows will not properly report the actual total physical memory that is installed. Therefore, rather than include a bunch of machines that have 2 GB RAM installed but are reporting, say, 1.75 GB, I chose to query for 1.5 GB (1572864 Bytes, as that is the required measurement).

As always, if you have a better way, I’d love to hear it! Let me know in a comment below!


2 thoughts on “Total Physical Memory Query

    • Yes, James. I apologize for not mentioning. You should ensure (much like my previous post regarding Lenovo model queries) that “Total Physical Memory” is enabled in hardware inventory (under “Memory”). This can be done in the console and does not require any unsupported custom MOF manipulation.

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