Collecting All Uploaded Entries

FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)
Use this process on your inventory server to specify import of all remaining registry entries collected from an inventory device and uploaded as part of the inventory (.ndi) file. Thereafter, the next full inventory import and license compliance calculation (typically scheduled overnight) makes the registry settings visible in the WMI sub-tab of the Evidence tab of the inventory device properties.
CAUTION:
Collecting large amounts of registry information may significantly degrade the performance of inventory resolution on the central application server. For this reason, the amount of registry information you collect should be minimized and restricted to values that you really do require. For information on targeting individual registry entries (rather than scooping up all uploaded registry entries), see Targeting Individual Entries.

To specify import of all uploaded registry entries:

  1. On the inventory server, start regedit.
  2. Navigate to exactly this path:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\ManageSoft Corp\Managesoft\Reporter\Current Version\Registry
  3. Under this key, insert the following values (name/data pairs):
    Name Data
    SaveRegistryClass
    Either omit this setting, or set SaveRegistryClass appropriately for the ClassType to be imported and displayed with the WMI data. As this imported value must be set to exactly:
    Win32_Registry
    it may be safer to omit the setting, in which case the FlexNet inventory agent sets this as the default value, and uploads it appropriately, ready for import.
    SaveRegistry
    True
    This tells FlexNet Manager Suite to import all registry entries that have not already been used for software inventory (the uninstall details) or specified for import individually (see Targeting Individual Entries).
  4. If you want to exclude certain registry keys from being imported, list the exclusions in the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ManageSoft
       Corp\ManageSoft\Reporter\CurrentVersion\SaveRegistryExclude
    By default, SaveRegistryExclude is set to HKLM\SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. This value excludes Add/Remove Programs entries from the registry keys imported in WMI entry. (These Add/Remove Programs entries are defined by default in the IncludeRegistryKey settings on inventory devices for import as software inventory records.)
    Tip: Notice that:
    • Values for any registry keys may optionally use the HKLM short form for the key root value
    • If you add to the SaveRegistryExclude list, be sure to keep the default value present as well so that you do not include software inventory in WMI reporting
    • Use a semi-colon (;) or comma (,) to separate each key if you wish to list multiple registry keys for exclusion.
  5. Save your changes, and close regedit.
The next full import (typically nightly, associated with the license consumption calculations) makes all imported registry settings visible in the WMI sub-tab of the Evidence tab of the inventory device properties.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1