Gathering software inventory Software inventory gathers information about the standard and the custom software applications that are installed on your computers. Software inventory data helps you analyze different aspects of your resources.
Table: Process for gathering software inventory
(Optional for Windows computers) Prepare managed computers for inventory.
Target computers must be managed and have the Inventory
Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering.
The Symantec Management Agent and the Inventory Plug-in are not required on Windows computers if you use the stand-alone inventory packages for the following purposes:
Use the software inventory method that meets your needs.
When you perform a software inventory, you can use different methods to gather
different types of software data:
Basic software application file
Inventory of Windows list
Targeted software inventory on Windows computers and software inventory using the
filescan.rule file on UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers
Software information gathering and validation using the Software Catalog Data Provider
Methods for gathering software inventory.
View software inventory results.
You can view the gathered software inventory data in the inventory reports, the Resource Manager, and the enhanced Symantec
Management Console views.
For example, you can see the results of the Targeted Software Inventory in the
Installed Software report.
Viewing inventory data in reports.
Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager.
Viewing inventory data in the enhanced Symantec Management Console views.