IBM/Lenovo 8808 not sending inventory to Altiris

This is just a quick post to help anyone else who is pulling there hair out trying to get there Lenovo 8808 desktops to upload there inventory to an Altiris DS when booting under windows PE we have tried up to the latest version of the Aclient with no success. We were then given a jolt of inspiration by our Altiris support guy who advised we try booting the DOS environment to see if that would inventory the machine and lo and behold it did so we know have a first job that just boots into dos boot environment and runs a script with just a rem line in it. This makes the Aclient send an inventory which can then be worked with. Hope this helps. To most readers this will mean very little sorry better news to follow….