How to collect Printer Inventory in CA Client Automation?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

How to collect Printer Inventory in CA Client Automation?

Environment:
All versions of CA Client Automation
Instructions:

1. In the DSM Explorer drill down to Control Panel- Configuration->Collect Tasks.

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2. Right-click 'Hardware Inventory' and choose 'New'.

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3. Give the collect task a desired name under the 'General Tab'. In this example 'Printer Inventory'.

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4. Under the 'Detection Modules' tab select 'Printer Inventory (WMI)'. Click OK.

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5. The new collect task will now be listed under 'All Collect Tasks'.

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6. Let us assume that you want to collect the Printer Inventory once a week on Mondays. To configure this do the following:

6a) In the right-pane select 'Printer Inventory' collect task and select 'Scheduling'.

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6b) Under the 'Scheduling' tab choose the option 'Always run Job'.

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6c) Under the 'Conditions' tab, choose the option 'Run only once a ..'. Choose 'Week' and select 'Monday' as shown in the screenshot below. Click OK.

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7. Drag and drop the 'Printer Inventory' task to the 'All Computers' group.

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8. You will be prompted to confirm the collect task scheduling. Click 'Yes'.

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9. Once the collect task runs on the agent, the Printer Inventory will be populated under Inventory->Additional->Printer Inventory (WMI) section of the agent.

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