How do I collect shared folders inventory?

Document ID : KB000026615
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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QUESTION:

Shared folders inventory can be collected by configuring the WBEM Inventory module.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Windows:

 

 

ANSWER:

  1. In the DSM Explorer drill down to Control Panel->Configuration->Collection Module->Inventory Detection Modules.

  2. In the right pane, right click WBEM Inventory and select 'Properties'.

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    (Fig. 1)

  3. Go to the 'Configuration' tab and click on Launch.

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    (Fig. 2)

  4. Expand the Win32_* and check Win32_Share and Win32_ShareToDirectory.

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    (Fig. 3)

  5. Click on Apply and OK.

  6. Click OK in the 'Properties for WBEM Inventory' window.

  7. You will be prompted with the following dialog box to update the 'Hardware Inventory Collect Task Configuration'. Click on 'Yes'.

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    (Fig. 4)

Linking the module to All Computers

  1. In the DSM Explorer, drill down to Computers & Users->All Computers->Group Details->Configuration->Collect Tasks.

  2. In the right pane, right click on 'Inventory Configuration' and select Properties.

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    (Fig. 5)

  3. Click on the Detection Modules tab and select the WBEM Inventory from the list.

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    (Fig. 6)

  4. Click on OK.

Once done, you can run the agent manually on any one of the agents using the following command:
caf start amagent args //collect

After the Engine collect job runs for the agent, drill down to the Agent's Inventory->Additional section and you should be able to see the shared folders under WBEM Inventory->Win32_Share.

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(Fig. 7)