How do I exclude a directory from Software Signature Scan ?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

How do I exclude a directory from Software Signature Scan ?

 

Environment:   

CA Client Automation - All Versions      

                            

Answer:

The  program that runs the Signature Scan is amsoftscan and is located in the CA\DSM\Bin folder

It uses the WO000xxx.xml file from the CA\DSM\Agents\units\0000001\UAM folder to scan for Software

and it creates the amsoft.xml file that it stores in the  CA\DSM\Agents\units\0000001\UAM\bak  folder.                

By default it scans all files in all Directories, but you can limit which Directories it search using the command below:

 

Directories can be excluded from the Software Signature scan via the ccnfcmda configuration command.

1. On the Domain Manager machine execute the following command:

ccnfcmda -cmd SetParameterValue -ps itrm/common/caf/plugins/engine -pn IgnoreDirForSignature -v "C:\windows\temp,C:\recycler"

    Note: 
        This is an example. Replace "C:\windows\temp, C:\Recycler" by a list of directories which should be excluded from the scan.
        The delimiter is comma.

 

2.  Wait the next execution of the "Default Software Contents Download Job" in order to have a new W*.ZML file generated under:                                                               ...\CA\DSM\ServerDB\SECTOR\SSFW

 

3.  This new file contains the list of directories to exclude and will be used by CA Client Automation
     Asset Management Agent during Software signature scan.