About software inventory using the filescan.rule file
|Article:HOWTO63565|||||Created: 2011-12-16|||||Updated: 2012-04-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63565|
A file scan agent that is included in software inventory uses the
filescan.rule file to detect the applications that are installed on your client computers. The
filescan.rule file contains the data sets that represent information regarding different applications. The file scan agent compares each data set to the actual file system data to find out whether an application is installed.
Each data set in the
filescan.rule file consists of two lines of data. The first line is the application description data, and the second line is the matching criteria data. The application description data consists of the product name, the manufacturer, the version, and the description of the application. The matching criteria data includes a file name or the absolute path to the file that is part of the application, file size, and cyclic redundancy check (CRC). When the file scan agent finds this file in the specified directories, the associated product is reported as part of the inventory on that system.
Symantec recommends that you customize the default
filescan.rule file to include the additional applications that the software inventory should report. You can also add entries for the applications that are developed in-house.
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