How do you create a custom signatures to find software ?

Document ID : KB000011305
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

CA Client Automation uses signatures to find Software,

if CA has not created signature and you want to find a piece of Software,

you can create a custom software definition

Question:

How do you create a custom software definitions ?

 

                                         

 

 

 

 

Environment:
CA Client Automation - All Versions
Answer:

To create custom defined Software Definitions please

  1. Open the DSM Explorer and drill down to Software->Definitions-> Categories.

  2. Right click All Definitions and select 'New Product'.

    Figure 1

  3. Give a Name, Version and Manufacturer and click OK. 

    Figure 2

  4. You will be prompted to add a new release. Click on 'Yes' 

    Figure 3

  5. Under the 'Recognition' Tab  Browse or Type the file that is to be associated with the Release and proceed as prompted.                        You can also narrow done the choices by Entering the Size , Version , Creation Date and/or Modified Date

    Figure 4
  6. Run the agent in full collect mode using: 
    caf start amagent args //RESCAN_SOFTWARE //COLLECT                       

 

Additional Information:

 Under Advanced... you can also create a Custom signature based on System, Package and Registry entries 

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