How do I generate a report on the Services running on a machine?
Is CA Client Automation capable of inventorying the system services listed under services.msc on Windows platforms?
CA Client Automation - All versions
Services inventory from machines running Windows platform can be collected using the 'Service Inventory for Windows NT' module.
1.) In the DSM Explorer drill down to Control Panel->Configuration->Collect Tasks->Hardware Inventory.
2.) Right click Inventory Configuration and select Properties.
3.) Go to the 'Detection Modules' tab and enable 'Service Inventory for Windows NT' module.
4.) Wait for the agents to start finding the data (data will usually be there the next morning, since AM Scan is scheduled to run overnight)
You can force a scan by right-clicking on a machine and doing a Asset Jobs > Activate Job Check... Check all boxes and select OK
or run caf start amagent -args /rescan_inventory /rescan_software /collect at the Agent.
5.) Check to see if you can find the Services data in DSM Explorer under Agent >Inventory > Additional > Services > Services
6. ) In the DSM Reporter create a 'New Report Template' based on 'Asset or User Report'.
7.) Select the 'Fields' tab and click on 'Add'.
8.) Go to Inventory->Inventory Modules, select the desired service under services and click 'Add'. Proceed further as prompted.
Note: The above example reports the 'Current State' of Alert Notification Server service.
9.) Here is an example of what your Report should look like depending on what fields you select:
***Note: Information in Report is not "real time " information, but the State of the Service when the Asset Management Task was run ***