FlexNet Manager Suite 2021 R1 (On-Premises)

Command line | Registry

ExcludeExtension excludes files with the specified extension from inventory, or excludes all files if set to the value * (asterisk). This filter is applied to the files within a folder included in inventory. This preference can accept multiple values, separated by commas or semicolons.
Tip: Comma separators can be used freely. If you use semi-colon separators, it is mandatory on UNIX-like platforms to enclose the list of values in either single or double ASCII quotation marks. (Be careful that any copy/paste doesn't switch to 'smart quotes', and use only plain ASCII quotation marks.)

You can specify any valid file extensions (no leading dot required). Be aware that including exe in this list prevents tracking of executable files on Windows platforms.

Note: Inclusions and exclusions can cover folders (and optionally their sub-folders), file name extensions, specific file names, and specific MD5 digest values. To resolve conflicting specifications, the specifications of folders provides a data set to which the following specifications are applied as filters, prioritized from lowest to highest as:
  • File extension
  • File name
  • MD5 value.
For example, if file extension exe is included, filename xcopy.exe excluded, and MD5 value 123456... (the MD5 for xcopy.exe) is included, then the inventory agent includes all files with extension exe except for all versions of xcopy.exe that do not have an MD5 value 123456....


Values / range

File extensions (no period required)

Default value

(No default.)

Example value


Command line


Inventory agent


-o ExcludeExtension=dll


Installed by

Manual configuration

Computer preference


FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2021 R1