Having installed Configuration Manager 2012 recently and trying to familiarise myself with it, I started to take a look at some of the reports. I discovered that any report linked to free disk space on any of the Configuration Manager client computers did not populate with any data.
The following report for example:
It turns out that the hardware scan is not configured to obtain this information by default.
Here’s how to remedy the situation:
Select the Administration Category at the bottom of the Configuration Manager console:
Edit the Default Client Settings (or your own custom client settings item):
Under the Hardware Inventory category of the Client Settings, select the ‘Set Classes‘ button:
Expand the section entitled, ‘Logical Disk (SMS_LogicalDisk)‘ and select ‘Free Space‘ :
That’s all there is to it. Either wait for the next inventory cycle to complete on your clients (by default it runs every 7 days) or manually run it on a client if you want to test the results immediately.