FlexNet Inventory Scanner: Details

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This chapter provides great detail about the FlexNet inventory core components when these are deployed as self-extracting executables (also known as the FlexNet Inventory Scanner). As part of the functionality available in this case, the operational executables are removed after each execution, although the FlexNet Inventory Scanner package itself is not automatically removed.

In this configuration, and given appropriate command lines, the FlexNet inventory core components are capable of collecting hardware and software inventory from a target device, and uploading it to a location specified in the command line. This configuration is often useful for pilot studies and test cases. For details of the distinct use cases, refer back to Understanding What, Where, How, and Why.

This document provides a consistent set of data (as far as possible) across all the different use cases, each in its own chapter. This means that, once you have chosen your preferred use case, you can focus only on the details for that one, and ignore all other use case chapters.

In addition to the distinct chapters for the different use cases, you should also review the subsequent chapter on functionality that is common throughout. This is followed by detailed reference material on command lines, preferences, file formats, and the like.

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