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About predefined inventory policies

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You can use predefined inventory policies to quickly start gathering inventory data. You can configure predefined policies to meet your needs. If you want to configure a predefined policy, Symantec recommends that you clone it, and then configure the copy.

See Gathering inventory with predefined inventory policies

See How inventory policies work

To use inventory policies, you must install Inventory Plug-in on target computers.

Table: Predefined inventory policies

Policy

Turned on by default?

Default schedule

Default target

Notes

Collect Full Inventory

Yes

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with Inventory Plug-in installed

This policy collects a full inventory. By default, it collects hardware and operating system, software, and file properties inventory data.

Symantec recommends that you collect full inventory weekly, but you can configure the policy settings according to your needs.

You must install Inventory Plug-in on target computers before you can use this policy.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Collect Delta Hardware Inventory

No

Monthly, every first Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with Inventory Plug-in installed

This policy reports only the data that has changed since the last full inventory scan.

Collect Delta Software Inventory

No

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with Inventory Plug-in installed

This policy reports only the data that has changed since the last full inventory scan.

Collect Full Server Inventory (Inventory Pack for Servers required)

Yes

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in installed

This policy only exists if the Inventory Pack for Servers product is installed.

See About Inventory Pack for Servers

Even though this policy is turned on by default, you must install Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in on target computers before inventory data is gathered.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

Collect Delta Server Inventory (Inventory Pack for Servers required)

No

Weekly, every Monday at 18:00 (6:00 P.M.)

All computers with Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in installed

By default, this policy collects only the server applications inventory data that has changed since the last full server inventory.