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Scanning for files on managed Mac computers using a custom file scan rule

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If you want to scan separate folders for files on a local drive using file scan functionality, you create a custom file scanning rule.

This task is a step in the process for gathering inventory on managed Mac computers.

See Gathering inventory on managed computers

To scan for files on managed Mac computers using a custom file scan rule

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.

    In the left pane, expand Discovery and Inventory, right-click Inventory, and then click New > Inventory Policy.

  2. On the New Inventory Policy page, under Policy Rules/Actions, check File properties - manufacturer, version, size, internal name, etc., and then click Advanced.

  3. In the Advanced Options dialog box, click the File Properties Scan Settings tab, and then click the Folders tab.

  4. On the Folders tab, under Mac folders, remove all default folders, and include the target folder.

  5. Click Scan sub-folders to scan all subfolders in the parent folder, and then click the Files tab.

  6. On the Files tab, remove all predefined rules if they are not required, include a new one according to your requirements, and then click OK.

  7. On the New Inventory Policy page, schedule the policy run time, and select the computers to apply the policy to.

  8. On the inventory policy page, turn on the policy.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  9. Click Save changes.