About predefined inventory policies

Article:HOWTO63549  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63549
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About predefined inventory policies

You can use predefined inventory policies 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 Using predefined inventory policies.

See How inventory policies work.

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

Table: Predefined inventory policies

Policy

Enabled by default?

Default schedule

Default target

Notes

Collect Full Inventory

Yes

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with the Inventory Plug-in installed

This policy collects a full inventory. By default it collects hardware and operating system, software, and file properties inventory data.

You can use this default to gather an initial inventory, and then again weekly.

Even though this policy is enabled by default, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers before inventory data is gathered.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering.

Collect Delta Hardware Inventory

No

Monthly, every first Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with the Inventory Plug-in installed

By default, this policy collects only the hardware inventory data and the operating system inventory data that has changed since the last full hardware inventory.

See Inventory advanced options: Run Options tab.

Collect Delta Software Inventory

No

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with the Inventory Plug-in installed

By default, this policy collects only the software inventory data that has changed since the last full software inventory.

See Inventory advanced options: Run Options tab.

Collect Full Server Inventory (Inventory Pack for Servers required)

Yes

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with the Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in installed

This policy only exists if the Inventory Pack for Servers product is installed.

See About Inventory Pack for Servers.

Even though this policy is enabled by default, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers before inventory data is gathered.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering.

Collect Delta Server Inventory (Inventory Pack for Servers required)

No

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with the Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in installed

By default, this policy collects only the server applications inventory data that has changed since the last full server inventory.

See Inventory advanced options: Run Options tab.


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