Software Inventory Client Agent Properties Dialog Box: General Tab

Use this tab to enable or disable software inventory at your site. If software inventory is enabled, you can schedule when software inventory is to be collected from clients.

Enable software inventory on clients
Enables software inventory for the site. When this check box is selected, software inventory is running — or will run — according to the schedule specified below. By default, this check box is cleared.
Inventory and file collection schedule
Specify when software inventory runs on clients in the site.
Simple schedule
Software inventory and file collection schedule frequency. By default, this option is selected. Although it allows less flexibility in scheduling, this method usually causes less network traffic because the time each client's inventory file is sent is based on that client's install time. When you choose Full schedule, all your clients run inventory at exactly the same time.
Run every
The number and type of time units (hours, days, or weeks) in the simple schedule. You can specify 1 to 23 hours, 1 to 31 days, or 1 to 4 weeks. By default, this interval is set to 1 week.
Full schedule
Software inventory and file collection schedule specified by days and time — every Monday at 4:00 A.M. or every Thursday at 7:30 P.M., for example.
Click to open the Schedule dialog box and set the software inventory and file collection schedule. You can specify a start date and time, as well as a recurrence of 1 to 59 minutes, 1 to 23 hours, or 1 to 31 days.

Note    If today is Wednesday and you set the inventory schedule to run every 2 weeks on Mondays, the next inventory collection will occur on the next Monday and alternate Mondays after that.

Other tabs in this dialog box: Inventory Collection, File Collection

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Configure Software Inventory for a Site

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About Software Inventory

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Client Agents Configuration Overview