Using predefined inventory policies

Article:HOWTO63546  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63546
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Using predefined inventory policies

You can use predefined inventory polices to quickly start gathering inventory data. You can enable the predefined policies that you want to use as they are. If you want to configure predefined policies to meet your needs, Symantec recommends that you clone an original predefined policy and then configure the copy.

See About predefined inventory policies.

To use inventory policies or tasks, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering.

This task is a step in the process for gathering inventory on managed computers.

See Gathering inventory on managed computers.

To enable predefined inventory policies

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.

  2. In the left pane, expand Discovery and Inventory > Inventory, and then click the predefined inventory policy that you want to use.

  3. On the inventory policy page, enable the policy by turning it on.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  4. Click Save changes.

To clone and configure predefined inventory policies

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, browse to the predefined inventory policy that you want to clone.

  2. Right-click the policy, and click Clone.

  3. Give the cloned policy a unique name, and click OK.

  4. On the inventory policy page, configure the policy options according to your needs.

    See Inventory policy options.

  5. (Optional) Click Advanced to configure the data classes, policy run options, or the software inventory rules, and then click OK.

    See How software inventory rules work.

  6. On the inventory policy page, enable the policy by turning it on.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  7. Click Save changes.


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