Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide

Article:DOC5719  |  Created: 2012-06-22  |  Updated: 2013-10-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5719
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Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide

Contents

1. Introducing Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology
About Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology
About Symantec™ Inventory Pack for Servers powered by Altiris™ technology
About licensing Inventory Solution
About Cloud-enabled Management
About gathering inventory in the Cloud-enabled Management environment
Components of Inventory Solution
What you can do with Inventory Solution
Methods for gathering inventory
About inventory performance tuning
Where to get more information
2. Preparing managed computers for inventory
Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering
Installing the Inventory and Application Metering plug-ins
Upgrading the Inventory and Application Metering plug-ins
Uninstalling the Inventory and Application Metering plug-ins
3. Gathering inventory on managed computers
Gathering inventory on managed computers
Gathering inventory with predefined inventory policies
Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks
Scheduling custom inventory policies to run immediately once and on a recurring schedule later
About inventory policies and tasks
About predefined inventory policies
How inventory policies work
How to run inventory policies and tasks on Windows computers using InvSoln.exe
4. Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages
About gathering inventory using stand-alone packages
About gathering standalone software inventory
Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages
Creating, editing, or cloning stand-alone inventory packages
Stand-alone inventory package options
Running stand-alone inventory packages on target computers
About methods for making stand-alone inventory packages available to target computers
Stand-alone inventory package command-line switches
Manually reporting standalone inventory data
5. Gathering custom inventory
About gathering custom inventory
Gathering custom inventory
About custom inventory data classes
Creating and configuring a data class
Creating a custom inventory script task
Configuring the custom inventory sample script for Windows
Configuring the custom inventory sample script for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
6. Gathering software inventory
About gathering software inventory
Gathering software inventory
Methods for gathering software inventory
How software inventory rules work
About targeted software inventory
Running a targeted software inventory
About software inventory using the filescan.rule file
Running software inventory on UNIX, Linux and Mac computers using the filescan.rule file
About using Inventory Solution with the Software Catalog Data Provider
How Inventory Solution works with the Software Catalog Data Provider
7. Software-based usage tracking, application metering, and application denial
About software-based usage tracking, application metering, and application denial
Tracking usage of the managed software products in the Symantec Management Console Software view
How the intelligent software identification works
Managing software using the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product
Manually creating the managed software products
Tracking usage of the managed software products that are installed with an MSI-based installer
Tracking usage of the managed software products
Metering applications
Metering applications using predefined application metering policies
Metering applications using custom application metering policies
About defining applications to meter or deny
Defining applications to meter or deny
About application metering start, stop, and denial events
Denying applications
Denying applications using the predefined Blacklisted Applications policy
Denying applications using custom application metering policies
Configuring the purging settings for application metering data
Application summary data
8. Gathering baseline inventory
About baseline inventory
Gathering baseline inventory
About baseline files
Running file baseline or file compliance tasks
Running registry baseline or registry compliance tasks
9. Viewing inventory data and reports
About viewing inventory data
Viewing inventory data in reports
About viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager
Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager
Viewing inventory data in Computers and Software views
A. Symantec™ Inventory Solution powered by Altiris™ technology Third-Party Legal Notices
Third-Party Legal Attributions
RegExp
Linux PCI ID Repository
Linux USB ID Repository
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Redistributables
fpattern.cpp v6.2

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Inventory Solution 7.5 User Guide.pdf (1.8 MBytes)

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