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Creating, editing, or cloning stand-alone inventory packages

Inventory Solution

This type of inventory is for Windows computers only.

You can create, edit, or clone stand-alone inventory packages. When you configure a package, you specify how the data is reported to the Notification Server computer. The inventory data is stored in files with an NSE extension.

By default, your stand-alone inventory packages are located on your Notification Server computer in the following location:

%InstallDir%\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Inventory\StandalonePackages

This task is a step in the process for gathering inventory using stand-alone packages.

See Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages

To create, edit, or clone a stand-alone inventory package

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.

  2. In the left pane, under Settings, expand Discovery and Inventory > Inventory Solution, and then click Stand-alone Inventory Packages.

  3. In the right pane, do one of the following:

    • To create a new package, click New package.

    • To edit a package, select an existing package and click the Edit symbol.

    • To create an identical copy of a package, select a package, and then click Clone package.

      On the Cloning the package page, name the package, and then click OK.

  4. Name and describe the package.

  5. Configure the package options.

    See Stand-alone inventory package options

  6. Click OK.

  7. You can view the properties of the package from the Stand-alone Inventory Packages page.

    The properties include the path of the package file as well as the configuration settings of the package.

The next step is to run the stand-alone package on the target computer.

See Running stand-alone inventory packages on target computers