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Inventory Discovery Scanners

After defining requirements, the next step in an IT asset inventory is to collect data. The data is collected by Scanners.

You configure and generate scanners using the Scanner Generator. Scanners are configured according to the specifications determined in the planning stage of the inventory.

The Scanner Generator is used to both configure and define the level of information to be collected. One or more scanner executable programs with the desired configuration are then generated and subsequently run across a computer population. 

The Scanner Generator also provides a set of options for controlling the behavior of the scanner as it scans each computer, under both normal and exceptional conditions (such as when an error occurs).

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