IT Asset Management (Cloud)

Command line | Registry

MachineZeroTouchDirectory identifies the Microsoft Windows directory where machine inventory files are written (temporarily, pending upload) in the Zero-footprint case. (This preference is ignored on UNIX-like platforms.)
Note: The tracker (ndtrack.exe) references this setting for any machine inventory involving remote execution (including the Zero-footprint case). Remote mode is set automatically when the registry key HKLM\Software\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\EtcpInstallDir does not exist or does not match the base directory for the executable. That registry key is typically missing during Zero-footprint inventory gathering, because the inventory component (tracker) has not been permanently installed on the managed device; so that the Zero-footprint case is classed as remote execution (even though the inventory component has been downloaded and is temporarily running locally on the inventory device). So, in remote mode, the tracker checks for this preference. However, the MachineZeroTouchDirectory preference is also typically missing from the registry for the Zero-footprint case, nor is it included in the default command line for this case; with the result that most often, the default value shown below is used. (Conversely, when the full FlexNet Inventory Agent is locally installed on the managed device, this folder is not used. Instead, for that case see MachineInventoryDirectory.)


Values / range

Any valid directory.

Default value

%ProgramData%\ManageSoft Corp\ManageSoft\Tracker\ZeroTouch

Example values


Command line


Inventory component (ndtrack)


-o MachineZeroTouchDirectory=C:\temp


Installed by

Manual configuration

Computer preference


IT Asset Management (Cloud)