When you specify a file that you want to collect, Systems Management Server (SMS) searches for that file when it runs a software inventory scan on each client in the site. If Software Inventory Agent finds a file that should be collected, that file is attached to the inventory file and sent to the site server.
To specify the files that you want to collect from clients in a site, use the File Collection tab in the Software Inventory Client Agent Properties dialog box (in Site Settings).
Configure File Collection for a Site
View Files Collected from a Client
About File Collection
About Performance Issues with Collected Files
About Inventory on Multi-Site Clients
Managing Inventory Overview