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Running stand-alone inventory packages on target computers

Inventory Solution

This type of inventory is for Windows computers only.

After you create stand-alone inventory packages on Notification Server, you run the packages on target computers to gather inventory data. Stand-alone inventory packages are EXE files.

See Creating, editing, or cloning stand-alone inventory packages

To run a stand-alone package and gather the inventory correctly, the logged on user must be a local administrator.

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

See Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages

To run stand-alone inventory packages on target computers

  1. Make the stand-alone inventory package available to the target computers.

    See About methods for making stand-alone inventory packages available to target computers

  2. (Optional) Use command-line switches to modify the default behavior of the package.

    See Stand-alone inventory package command-line switches

  3. Run the stand-alone inventory package.

  4. (Optional) If you distribute the stand-alone inventory packages manually, you must also manually copy the inventory data files to the Notification Server computer after you run the package.

    See Manually reporting standalone inventory data

The next step is to view the inventory results.

See Viewing inventory data in reports

See Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager

See Viewing inventory data in Computers and Software views

If necessary, you can also manually copy the inventory data to Notification Server computer.

See Manually reporting standalone inventory data