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Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks

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You can create new inventory policies or tasks. Later, you can browse to the created policies or tasks and modify their configuration to meet your further needs.

See About inventory policies and tasks

Before you can use inventory policies or tasks, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers.

See Installing the Inventory Plug-in

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

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

See Gathering inventory on managed computers

To create and configure inventory policies

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Discovery and Inventory > Inventory.

  2. In the Inventory Policy status Web part, click New.

  3. On the inventory policy page, configure the policy options according to your needs.

  4. (Optional) Click Advanced to configure the data classes, the policy run options, or the software inventory rules, and then click OK.

    See How software inventory rules work

  5. Click Applied to, and select the resources to which you want to apply the policy.

    See Specifying the targets of a policy or task

    See Specifying filtering rules for resource targets

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

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

  7. Click Save changes.

  8. (Optional) After you create an inventory policy, you can force the policy rollout by doing the following:

    In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Notification Server > Resource Membership Update, and then, under Complete update schedule, click Run.

To create and configure inventory tasks

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.

  2. In the left pane, navigate to the folder where you want to create an inventory task, right-click the folder, and then click New > Task.

    For example, to create an inventory task in the Inventory folder, expand Jobs and Tasks > System Jobs and Tasks > Discovery and Inventory, right-click Inventory, and then click New > Task.

  3. In the Create New Task dialog box, in the left pane, under Discovery and Inventory, click Gather Inventory.

  4. In the right pane, give the task a descriptive name and select the types of inventory to gather.

  5. (Optional) Click Advanced to configure the data classes, the task run options, or the software inventory rules, and then click OK.

    See How software inventory rules work

  6. Click OK to save the task.

  7. On the task page, schedule the task to run on target computers.

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

  8. Click Save changes.