Running software inventory using the filescan.rule file
|Article:HOWTO63566|||||Created: 2011-12-16|||||Updated: 2012-04-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63566|
To run the software inventory using the
filescan.rule file, you must have the Symantec Management Agent and the Inventory Plug-in installed on your UNIX, Linux, and Mac client computers. The Inventory Plug-in installation package includes a default
filescan.rule file that contains an example list of some common applications.
You can customize the default
filescan.rule file and add the applications that you want to be reported. You can also use the aex-filesurveyor utility to scan your UNIX, Linux, and Mac systems for executables. The output of the scan is formatted for use as a
filescan.rule file. After you create or customize a
filescan.rule file, you can distribute it to the client computers.
The file scan agent uses the settings of the Inventory task or policy to scan the directories. If you want to change the set of the directories that are scanned, you must edit the advanced settings of the Inventory task or policy. When no directories are specified, then all local drives are scanned.
To run software inventory using filescan.rule file
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