4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2014 7:22 AM by sdmusick

    Which inventory template is used by the Schedule Inventory wizard?

    sdmusick

      Multiple inventory templates can be created using the Inventory Configuration dialog box, yet when I run the Schedule Inventory wizard it does not prompt for a template.  How does the wizard choose which template to use?

       

      Once a Managed Computer Inventory Task is created, does the data collected change if the template on which it is based changes?  Or is the data collected fixed after the task is created, and changing it really means deleting it and creating a new task based on a new template?


        • Re: Which inventory template is used by the Schedule Inventory wizard?
          Lawrence Garvin
          How does the wizard choose which template to use?


          Whichever template is currently selected in the Inventory Configuration Editor. As a matter of practice, I recommend opening the ICE prior to creating an inventory task to confirm which template is selected. To be fair, earlier versions of the product did do this, and somewhere along the way, this workflow got lost.


           

          Once a Managed Computer Inventory Task is created, does the data collected change if the template on which it is based changes?

           


          No. The template generates a collection of WMI SELECT statements which are hard-coded into the inventory task declaration. You can inspect this by looking at the Information tab of an inventory task in the Scheduled Tasks node.

          To change the objects that are collected requires the creation of a new (or supplemental) inventory task.

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            • Re: Which inventory template is used by the Schedule Inventory wizard?
              sdmusick

              Thanks Lawrence.  Is there a way to get the Default Inventory Template back after making changes to it?


                • Re: Which inventory template is used by the Schedule Inventory wizard?
                  Lawrence Garvin

                  I don't believe that the system-defined template is editable; but it's also not automatically saved.

                  In fact, there really isn't an actual default template, it's just the default settings of each individual object at installation.

                  The good news, though, is that it's a very short list of what's not enabled by default, so you can turn it all on, disable the items listed below, and then save that template for future reference.

                   

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