How do I configure inclusions and exclusions for the SUA scanner?

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How do I configure inclusions and exclusions for the Software Usage Analysis (SUA) scanner?

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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

Example: 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:

.txt
.htm
.html

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: Used by scanner versions 1.1.2.7+

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\
C:\Cygwin
?:\Windows\System32\
C:\Windows\$NT*

Note: The directory path matching is case-insensitive.

Note
: The path exclusion feature is only supported in v1.2+ ff the SAMScanner. These settings are ignored by earlier versions of the SAMScanner. SAMScanner 1.2.0.2 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.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Systems and Asset Management Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management Not Applicable Windows, Windows 2003 server, Windows 2008 server, Windows 64bit, Windows 7 All Versions All Editions

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More support for:

Tivoli Endpoint Manager

Software version:

All Versions

Operating system(s):

Windows, Windows 2003 server, Windows 2008 server, Windows 64bit, Windows 7, Windows XP

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

1504592

Modified date:

2013-09-11

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