Idea ID: 2788053

enhance management of peripheral devices

Status: Waiting for Votes

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- have some new expensive document scanner here
- want to inventory these devices with zcm asset management


- the scanner just have an USB-Interface (no NIC)
- so can't get them into the zcm database as an "standalone" object (discoverd network-device/inventory only device/managed device)
- if scanner is connected via usb, they weren't reported with automated inventory scan of the workstation
- so have to add them manually via "adding hardware" in inventory report of the workstation


- manually added hardware is only assigned to the managed workstation (can't exists alone without workstation relationship)
- e. g. when the managed workstation (notebook with manually added document scanner information) will be deleted (because notebook will be scrapped) the inventory information about the related scanner will be lost
- or: user with document scanner gets another workstation, we have to assign all the "scanner-inventory-information" to the new computer again and again


- need a better possibility to manage "not-network-connected" devices (without relationship to an existing managed workstation)