Inventory policy options

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Inventory policy options

Inventory policies provide many options for gathering inventory. You can configure predefined inventory policies or the new policies that you create. 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 Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks.

Table: Inventory policy options



Policy menu

In the upper left of an inventory policy page, 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

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

Policy description

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

Policy status

The policy status indicates whether the policy is turned on or off. If the policy clipboard icon is gray, and the colored circle is red, the policy is off. If the policy clipboard icon and the colored circle are green, the policy is on.

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

Ensure my inventory is current

You can configure the frequency of inventory gathering. You can select to have inventory gathered on the following schedules:

  • Daily at 18:00 (6:00 P.M., Agent time)

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

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

  • On a custom schedule

See How inventory policies work.

Select the types of inventory to gather

You can configure which kind of inventory you gather.

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

See Inventory advanced options: Data Classes tab.


You can configure the advanced options of inventory policies.

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 User Guide.

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