A: SCCM 2012 tracks information about physical processors as part of the standard hardware inventory. This information can be seen as part of the Resource Explorer (see screen shot below).

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SCCM 2012 tracking physical processors

There are also in-box reports that show the number of physical sockets for products that are licensed by socket, such as SQL Server. The screen shot below shows a sample report (report License 06A) showing the number of licenses I should purchase based on software found on servers.

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SCCM 2012 sample report

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