How do I configure inclusions and exclusions for the Software Usage Analysis (SUA) scanner?
Configuring the SUA Scanner
The TEM Software Usage Analysis (SUA) Scanner may be configured to search using options other than the default parameters. This article details how to change the file type inclusion and the directory path exclusion parameters.
File Type Inclusions
By default, the SUA Scanner will search the file system for files with .exe or .com extensions.
However, other file extensions may be specified by passing additional information to the SUA Scanner. To have the SUA Scanner include additional file types, create one or more files with the naming convention:
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\DSS\SAM\paths\include_extensions*.txt
C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\DSS\SAM\paths\include_extensions_plaintext.txt
Each line of this file should contain the file extensions to include in the scan. For example, to include text and HTML files, put these lines in an appropriately named file:
The lines in the "include_extensions" file(s) are matched against file names on the endpoint using a regular expression which does a case-insensitive comparison against the end of the full path.
Note: If this value is set and does not include .exe as one of the options, that endpoint will not report correct inventory data in the SUA web interface.
Note: The file type inclusion feature is only supported in scanner versions 126.96.36.199+
Directory Path Exclusions
To exclude specific directory paths from scanning, create one or more files with the naming convention: C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\DSS\SAM\paths\exclude_path*.txt
Example: C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\DSS\SAM\paths\exclude_path_systemdirs.txt
Add directory paths you wish to exclude in entries separated by newlines to any files named using this convention. Directories should be specified via explicit paths and may use DOS-style wildcard characters ("?" matches one character, "*" matches one or more characters). Examples:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\My Documents\Applications\
Note: The directory path matching is case-insensitive.
Note: The path exclusion feature is only supported in v1.2+ of the SAMScanner. These settings are ignored by earlier versions of the SAMScanner. SAMScanner 188.8.131.52 is not supported on Windows NT 4. Computers running Windows NT 4 will not be relevant to upgrade to SAMScanner 1.2, but can continue to run the earlier versions.
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