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UploadSettings is a registry key (container) for several preferences that can control the upload of data by the FlexNet Inventory Agent (or the lightweight inventory scanner configurable for UNIX-like platforms, where the values can be stored in the ndtrack.ini configuration file). These registry values are in sets that apply to a particular reporting location, for which reason the registry key must be completed with an identifier for the reporting location. The completed path leads to the relevant set of registry values, as shown below.

When configured by the failover list generated by an inventory beacon, the placeholder <reporting_location> takes the form of a GUID that identifies the reporting location on the particular inventory beacon (for example, {8909c9ba-8492-420e-b6e0-100ecf115b0a}). In contrast, if you are manually configuring UploadSettings in an ndtrack.ini file for the lightweight inventory scanner on UNIX-like platforms, you may use any string of ASCII characters (excluding white space) that is unique within the context of the ndtrack.ini file for these locations.

Four name/value pairs must be specified, and others are optional. To omit an optional value, you may include the name and leave the value blank (as shown in the example below), or omit the name/value pair entirely. The values that may be set are:
  • Protocol – Mandatory. For upload to an inventory beacon, this must be either http or https.
  • Name – a user-friendly (general purpose) name for this group of settings. When set by policy downloaded from an inventory beacon, this consists of the value of Host with the string " Reporting Location" appended.
  • Directory – Mandatory, and must be called ManageSoftRL (this is the name of a web service on the inventory beacon that accepts uploaded files and by default saves them to %CommonAppData%\Flexera Software\Incoming\Inventories).
  • Host – Mandatory. When set by downloaded policy (or fail-over locations list), this is normally the host name or fully-qualified domain name of the inventory beacon. If you are setting this value manually, you may also use an IPv4 or IPv6 (unique global or unique local) address.
  • Port – Mandatory. As this has no default value, you must specify this setting to suit your environment (typically port 80 for HTTP and port 443 for HTTPS).
  • User – If omitted (or left with a blank value), anonymous authentication is used for uploads to this reporting location.
  • Password – Stores an encrypted copy of the password needed when Windows authentication is specified for the upload.
    Tip: Since this value is encrypted, it cannot be used when manually editing an ndtrack.ini configuration file. Use of this setting in a manually-edited file dictates anonymous authentication.
  • Priority
  • AutoPriority.

For an alternative more suited to command lines, see UploadLocation.


Values / range

Requires a subkey that uniquely identifies the reporting location on an individual inventory beacon.

Default value


Example values

      Name=Server Room Reporting Location


Installed by

Download of failover settings, or manual configuration

Computer preference


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