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Scanning modules

Package Builder provides a number of files and scripts, scanning modules, that you can add to the package to give the agent additional capabilities.

The scanning modules are described below per section as they appear in Package Builder. Available sections, and the content of each section, depend on the agent.

The Platform column shows the availability of the script or file per platform, where L = Linux, M = macOS, U = Unix, W = Windows.

Standard

The section contains scripts that most often should be included in the installation package for the Windows agent. The scripts are selected by default in Package Builder.

Name

Platform

Description

Permit change of site name, configuration name, and endpoint address via MSI command line parameters

W

The script enables you to change the site name, configuration name, and endpoint address in the Windows agent configuration file at the time of installation. In this way, you can create one installation package for use on multiple sites. For a detailed description, see Snow Inventory Agent for Windows/Prepare one installation package for use on multiple sites.

Adobe Acrobat edition

W

The script scans for Adobe edition information within the Windows Registry.

Autodesk products information

W

The script scans the Autodesk folder within the ProgramData folder, to retrieve activated serial keys for Autodesk products.

Cleanup invalid Snow Inventory Agent registry keys

W

The script removes invalid Uninstall regkey entries for the Snow Inventory Agent.

Microsoft Office products information

W

The script scans the WmiObjects and CIM Instances and the Windows Registry to search for Microsoft Office products and how they are installed.

Toad database developer products

W

The script enhances the default scanning capabilities of the Snow Inventory Agent and allows the Software Recognition Service a more precise identification of installed Toad Database Developer products from Quest Software.

Java

The section contains the Snow Inventory Java Scanner and related files and scripts.

Name

Platform

Description

Snow Inventory Java Scanner

M/L/U/W

The script inventories data for All Java installations on a particular environment and provides information on their need for Oracle commercial license accordingly. For a detailed description of the scanner, see Snow Inventory Java Scanner.

Snow Inventory Java Scanner – Config file

M/L/U/W

The configuration file (sijs.config) allows for some additional configurations of the scanner, see Snow Inventory Java Scanner/Configure the scanner.

You can select to include your own custom file instead of the default one.

Snow Inventory Java Scanner Launcher

W

The script (Scan-SIOHWSLauncher.snow-ps1) launches the Snow Inventory Java Scanner in a Windows environment. See the release notes for Snow Inventory Java Scanner Launcher for more information.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.

Oracle

The section contains the Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner, Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner, Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner, and related files and scripts.

Table 1. Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner

Name

Platform

Description

Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner

L/U/W

The script inventories data regarding Oracle Database installations, including their Database Options and Management Packs, on a particular environment and also provides information on their usage and license needs. For a detailed description of the scanner, see Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner.

Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner – Config file

L/U

The configuration file (sios.config) allows for some additional configurations of the Snow Inventory Oracle scanner in a Linux or Unix environment, see Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner/Configure the scanner.

You can select to include your own custom file instead of the default one.



Table 2. Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner

Name

Platform

Description

Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner

L/U/W

The script inventories Hardware data on a particular environment in a format defined by Oracle’s needs for the Vendors Verified for Oracle Database and Database Options. For a detailed description of the scanner, see Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner.

Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner Launcher

W

The script (Scan-SIOHWSLauncher.snow-ps1) launches the Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner in a Windows environment. See the release notes for the Snow Inventory Oracle Hardware Scanner Launcher for more information.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.



Table 3. Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner

Name

Platform

Description

Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner

L/U/W

The script inventories data for your Oracle Middleware Products installations on a particular environment. For a detailed description of the scanner, see Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner.

Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner Launcher

W

The script (Scan-SIOMSLauncher.snow-ps1) launches the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner in a Windows environment. See the release notes for the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner Launcher for more information.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.

Configuration file

L/U/W

The configuration file (snowmiddlewarescanner.config) allows for some additional configurations of the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner, see Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner/Configure the scanner.

You can select to include your own custom file instead of the default one.

Install script

L

The script (snow_post_install_sioms.sh) installs the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner in a Linux environment.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.

Uninstall script

L

The script (snow_pre_uninstall_sioms.sh) uninstalls the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner in a Linux environment.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.

Cron configuration

L

The script (siomscron.conf) schedules the execution of the Snow Inventory Oracle Middleware Scanner in a Linux environment.

You can select to include your own custom script instead of the default one.



Server

The section contains scripts for Microsoft Productivity Servers.

Name

Platform

Description

Microsoft Exchange Server editions and versions

W

The script scans the Windows Registry and Exchange Management Shell, to check the edition and version of the installed Microsoft Exchange Server.

Microsoft SharePoint information

W

The script scans the PowerShell module Microsoft.Sharepoint.PowerShell, to more precisely capture Microsoft Sharepoint Server information.

Microsoft SQL Server editions and versions

W

The script scans the Windows Registry, SQL Error Log Files, and the SQL Server Services, to check if SQL Server is running and which edition is installed.

Additional

The section contains scripts for specialized applications.

For some of the scripts, additional descriptions are available on the Release Notes Index: Snow Agent Script page on Snow Globe.

Name

Platform

Description

ArcGIS network license

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check if the ArcGIS installation is network-based.

Autodesk license information

W

The script utilizes both the Windows Registry and locally installed Autodesk utilities to scan for specific Autodesk licenses and products.

Collect custom registry keys

W

The script inventories registry keys and reports them back to your inventory.

You can select to include your custom keys.csf file instead of the default one.

DbVisualizer Pro edition

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check if DbVisualizer Pro edition is installed.

Episerver CMS license information

W

The script scans the WebAdministration of PowerShell and a local file, to check if Episerver is installed, and what type of license is being used.

Mathworks Matlab information

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check if Matlab is installed and specifically which components are installed.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager version

W

The script scans for specified executable files and mirrors the data to almost equivalent IsRegistry data. It preserves data in some fields (i.e. version) that is traditionally trimmed by the inventory scanner.

Microsoft Visio 2010 edition

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check which edition of Microsoft Visio 2010 is installed.

MindJet MindManager editions and versions

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check which version and edition of MindJet MindManager is installed.

PDF-XChange Viewer 2 information

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check which edition of PDF-XChange Viewer is installed.

PTC Creo View edition

W

The script reads a local user preference file (user_prefs.xml) to check which edition of Creo View is installed.

SketchUp Make edition

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check which edition of SketchUp Make is installed.

Titus Classification for Desktop and Microsoft Office add-in editions

W

The script scans the Windows Registry to check which edition of Titus Classification is installed.

Windows PowerShell version

W

The script scans the PSVersionTable to check what major and minor version of PowerShell is installed.

Cloud application metering

Platform: M

If your organization is using the Cloud application metering solution, and the macOS computers targeted by the installation package should be included in the solution, the toggle must be turned on. The toggle is turned on by default.

For information on the solution, see Cloud application metering.

Send scan results every hour

Platform: M

When the toggle is turned on, the macOS agent will try to resend scan results once every hour until it succeeds. If the toggle is turned off, the agent will wait until the next scheduled scan before trying to send again. The toggle is turned on by default.

Desktop application metering

Platform: M

If your company is using the Desktop application metering solution, and the macOS computers targeted by the installation package should be included in the solution, the toggle must be turned on. The toggle is turned on by default.