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Is Scanner mandatory for doing hardware/software inventory ?

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UD Inventory capabilities include:
• Agentless / Agent-based Active Discovery
• Basic Network Discovery
• Scanner-based and Basic (remote scripting) Inventory Collection [Hardware and Software + Software Utilization]

 

Is Scanner mandatory for doing hardware/software inventory ? can we not collect the hardware/software inventory using only WMI or remote scripting only ?

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Re: Is Scanner mandatory for doing hardware/software inventory ?

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Hello,

 

Although it is possible not to do scanner based inventory, please note that different (more basic) level of details will be achieved using script based inventory.  For example, it is not possible to do file system scanning using script based inventory, and  as a result only applications reported by the OS will be collected.

 

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Re: Is Scanner mandatory for doing hardware/software inventory ?

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Hello,

 

Although it is possible not to do scanner based inventory, please note that different (more basic) level of details will be achieved using script based inventory.  For example, it is not possible to do file system scanning using script based inventory, and  as a result only applications reported by the OS will be collected.

 

Regards,

Irina

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Re: Is Scanner mandatory for doing hardware/software inventory ?

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It also depends on the data use for the required data .

For a Software Asset management track, one requires the use of installer evidences, this is best done with a scanner (agent based or agent-less).

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