Installation package

The installation package is named SnowInventoryServerSetup.exe and includes the following components:

  • Snow Inventory Server

  • Snow Inventory Admin Console

  • Snow Update Service (SUS)

When running the installation, a selection must be made whether to install a Master Server or a Service Gateway. A Master Server installation includes all of the components listed above, while a Service Gateway installation only includes the Snow Inventory Server component.

Note

  • Snow Inventory will share the component Snow Update Service (SUS) with Snow License Manager. Therefore, these components will always be installed in the location of the system variable %PROGRAM FILES% and not in the selected destination folder. Please make sure that the user running the installation package has access to that path.

  • Snow Update Service will be installed in a default folder on the C: drive. Do not move Snow Update Service from this location as this is not a supported configuration.

Snow Update Service

After installation, start Snow Update Service manually and check for any available updates. For detailed information, refer to Snow Update Service.

Default location of files

The table below shows the default locations of the server files and configuration file after installation. Also, the table shows the default locations of the log files.

File name

Location

Description

snowserver.exe

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Executable file for Inventory Server

snowserverconfig.exe

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Executable file for Inventory Server Configuration Manager

snowserveradmin.exe

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Executable file for Inventory Server Admin Console

snowserveruninstall.exe

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Executable file to uninstall Inventory Server

snowinventoryfileextractor.exe

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Executable file for Inventory File Extractor

snowserver.config

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Configuration file

snowserver.log

C:\ProgramData\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server

Log files (a maximum of five log files exist in this folder)

Data folders

The table shows the data folders that are used by the Inventory Server. They are created when the server is started for the first time.

Folder name

Location

Description

announcements

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server\Incoming\announcements

This folder contains discovery information from the Inventory server discovery and the Snow Integration Connectors that send discovery data

data

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server\Incoming\data

This folder contains inventory information from the Inventory Agents and the Snow Integration Connectors that send inventory data.

stats

C:\Program Files\Snow Software\Snow Inventory\Server\stats

This folder contains internal statistics of the Inventory server.