Inventory policy options

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Inventory policy options

This page lets you configure an inventory policy. You can configure existing policies or the new policies that you create. If you want to modify a predefined policy, Symantec recommends that you clone the original policy and then modify the copy.

See About predefined inventory policies.

See Using predefined inventory policies.

See Manually creating and modifying inventory policies and tasks.

Table: Inventory policy options



Policy menu

You can click the clipboard icon to open the policy menu. From the menu, you can perform the following operations on the policy: open, clone, rename, move, export, and so on.

Policy name

The name of the policy. You can click the name and edit it. For a new policy, the default name is New Inventory Policy.

Policy description

The description of the policy. You can click the description and edit it. For a new policy, the default description is Add description.

Policy status

Whether the policy is turned on or off. If the policy clipboard icon is gray, and the icon is red, the policy is off. If the policy clipboard icon and the icon are green, the policy is on.

To turn on the policy , at the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, click On, then click Save changes.

Ensure my inventory is current

The frequency of inventory gathering. You can select to have inventory gathered daily, weekly, monthly, or on a custom schedule.

Select the types of inventory to gather

The kind of inventory you gather.

See About what you can inventory.

You can click Advanced and specify which inventory data classes to collect.

See Inventory advanced options: Data Classes tab.


Opens a dialog for advanced settings.

See Inventory advanced options.

Applies To/Compliance

The targets that the policy is applied to and the summary of policy runs.

For more information, see the topics about specifying the targets of a policy and specifying filtering rules in the Symantec Management Platform Help.

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