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Installing the Inventory Plug-in

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To gather inventory data on managed computers, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers. This plug-in works with the Symantec Management Agent to perform tasks on the target computers and communicate with Notification Server.

To install a plug-in, you configure the policy that installs the plug-in on target computers. You specify from Mac the group of computers on which the policy runs and when it runs. If you choose a group that contains a computer that already has the plug-in installed, the task is ignored on that computer. When the policy is turned on, the plug-in is automatically installed on any new computer that is a member of the target group.

By default, no plug-in installation policies are turned on. If you install Inventory Solution for the first time, you must manually turn on the policies to install the Inventory Plug-in.

Before performing this task, you must install the Symantec Management Agent on target computers.

You can also manually install the Inventory Plug-in on Mac computers.

See Manually installing the Inventory Plug-in on managed Mac computers

This task is a step in the process for preparing managed computers for inventory.

See Gathering inventory on managed computers

To install the Inventory Plug-in

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Actions menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Rollout Agents/Plug-ins.

  2. In the left pane, expand Discovery and Inventory > Windows/UNIX/Linux/Mac, and then click the policy for the plug-in that you want to install.

  3. On the policy page, turn on the policy.

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

  4. On the policy page, under Applied to, click Apply to, and then choose the computers on which you want to install the plug-in.

    See Specifying the targets of a policy or task

    See Specifying filtering rules for resource targets

  5. On the policy page, under Schedule, click Add schedule, and then specify the time for the policy to run on target computers.

    See Adding a schedule to a policy, task, or job

  6. Click Save changes.