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Altiris - Custom Inventory - scan for a particular file

Created: 03 Jul 2013 • Updated: 29 Aug 2013 | 4 comments
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How would I create an inventory scan job to look for a particular file in a drive? And report on what machine has the file?


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CFarrell's picture

A custom inventory is one way to do ths:

You could then write a custom report using the table created for the custom inventory.

Andrey Tatarnikov's picture

Another way to do this might be creating new Inventory Policy and selecting File properties inventory to gather. There (under "Advanced" button and "File Properties Scan Settings" tab)  you need only to modify Drives, Folder and Files to be scanned to match your file path and name, and no scripting at all.

Marcello D'Angelone's picture

Hi Sdedg

Here is a nice Howto with screeeshots:

instead of the default Audit Software Search Report you may want to use the distinct select available here:


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HighTower's picture

sdedg, did one of these replies answer your question?  If so, can you mark one or more of them as the solution?