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How do I run inventory from client?

Created: 02 Jan 2013 • Updated: 03 Jan 2013 | 7 comments
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Does someone know how to run inventory from the client in 7.1?  With 6.9, I click on the Inventory Agent Package and click one of the Application Tasks like "Add Remove Programs Inventory" or "Software Inventory".   

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CFarrell's picture

Some info on this is here:

Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63518

ArthurV's picture

The article relates to a computer that is not managed.  This computer is.  Is there no other way for a user to run an inventory like 6.9?

CFarrell's picture

Not that I can find or am aware of anyway, other than sending the basic inventory. If a policy exists from the server, updating the configuration from the client would initiate an inventory if it applied to it. I don't believe the functionality you are looking for exists in 7.1 versions.

mclemson's picture

You'll need to use a task or policy.  There isn't a way to kick off a software or hardware inventory as you could in previous versions.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner
intuitivetech.com

ArthurV's picture

Can Software Delivery Task perform an inventory after installing X so I can quickly know which computers installed X or do I have to wait until the next scheduled time inventory is ran?

andykn101's picture

You can create a Policy to run inventory:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/i...

and you should then be able to run it from the agent.

If you use a Managed Software Delivery Policy to deliver the Software you can add a Task to run inventory afterwards. If you get the Policy to run the compliance chack daily make sure you create a Filter of machines with Software xx and exclude that from the Target.

I create ad-hoc Tasks to run Inventory anyway, that way you don't need to run Inventory from the client, you can do it from the console.

Authorised Symantec Consultant (ASC) with Endpoint Management Limited, an Authorised Symantec Delivery Provider based in the UK.

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ArthurV's picture

This is exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you.