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What you can do with Inventory Solution

Inventory Solution

The Symantec Management Platform gathers basic inventory from managed computers. Inventory Solution lets you gather more specific inventory data using different methods.

You can use standard and custom inventory data to do the following:

  • Obtain an up-to-date inventory of the computers in your network and their operating system platforms.

  • Identify the computers that do not meet minimum security requirements, such as antivirus software, application updates, management agents, and so on.

  • Determine which computers need to be replaced according to age or capabilities.

  • Identify the types and amounts of personal data that is stored on computers, such as .MP3 files, .MPG files, and so on.

  • Prepare for operating system migrations by doing the following:

    • Identifying the number of different operating systems that are installed.

    • Identifying the computers that do and do not meet minimum hardware requirements for a new operating system.

    • Identifying the users of computers to be migrated.

    • Determining which applications need to be re-deployed after the migration.

You can use application metering inventory data to do the following:

  • Prepare for a software license audit by providing the number of installed instances of an application.

  • Deny unauthorized applications from running on managed computers.

  • Manage your application licenses by tracking how often an application is used, not only if it is installed.

You can use baseline inventory data to compare the files or registry settings of managed computers against a baseline.

See Methods for gathering inventory

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