Running a targeted software inventory
This type of inventory is for Windows computers only.
Targeted software inventory determines whether specific software is installed on managed computers. To find the software, it uses the software resource and detection rule information that is defined in the Software Catalog.
About targeted software inventory
Before you perform this step, ensure that you have prepared the managed computers for inventory.
Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering
To run a targeted software inventory
Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.
In the left pane, expand
Discovery and Inventory.
Targeted Software Inventory, and then click New > Targeted Software Inventory.
New Targeted Software Inventory page, do the following
Type a name for this policy.
Because the description does not always appear, make the name descriptive enough to easily identify this policy.
Type a description to further identify this policy.
Software to inventory section, on the toolbar, click Select Software.
Select Software dialog box, in the Available software list, click one or more software resources, add them to the Selected software list, and then click OK.
To edit the detection rule for a software resource, under the
Software to inventory, click the software resource, and then click Edit Rule.
On the policy page, expand the
Schedule section, and then configure the policy schedule.
Applied to section, and then click the managed computers that you want to apply the policy to.
Turn on the policy.
At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click
The next step is to wait for the client computers to receive the new policy and report the inventory results, and then view the data that is stored in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
Viewing inventory data in reports
Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager
Viewing inventory data in Computers and Software views