You can configure inventory policies and tasks that you want to run on managed computers.
Symantec recommends that you use policies, not tasks, for recurring inventory activities.
When you schedule an inventory policy, it runs on the schedule irrespective of whether any maintenance window is open. When you schedule an inventory task on a set of computers and do not select the Override Maintenance Window option, and the same set of computers has a maintenance window enabled, the task waits for the maintenance window to open.
When you turn on an inventory policy, it automatically runs on any new computer that is a member of the target group.
You can use inventory policies and tasks in the following ways:
Turn on predefined policies or clone and configure existing policies.
A number of predefined policies are provided to help simplify inventory gathering. You can use predefined policies as they are or modify them to fit your needs. If you want to modify a predefined policy, Symantec recommends that you clone the original policy and then modify the copy.