Software Inventory Administrative Tasks

This section describes the tasks you can do to manage the software inventory process:

  • Enabling and disabling software inventory

  • Scheduling software inventory

  • Configuring software inventory rules

  • Configuring file collection

  • Managing inventory names

  • Controlling software inventory on servers

The "Viewing Software Inventory" section later in this chapter describes how to view collected inventory data by using Resource Explorer.


  • Software inventory can use considerable network capacity. The amount of network capacity used depends on the number of SMS clients you have, how frequently you schedule software inventory, and the size of the files you collect (if any). If you expect that software inventory will significantly affect network activity, consider running this process during nonpeak hours.

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