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Agent V5 configuration for file scanning

Question asked by heiko.berger on Apr 12, 2019
Latest reply on May 9, 2019 by heiko.berger

Hey community,


i need some clarification of the agent configuration regarding software scanning and what is included or not.

My requirement is, that all local drives should be scanned - I do not want to include or exlude specific paths.

IncludeCriteria should be only the file types.


Below is more or less the standard configuration in the <Software> section.

Are now other locations in C:\* scanned or not? If not, I have to simply add this as an include, right?

But how to scan other local drives, where I dont know if this is D: or E: or whatever? But only local - no network, no usb drives.


Does anyone has an explanation for this standard includes? Does this make sense to go only through the Start Menu and Temp folder? And why exclude %windir%?

And why is LNK included as FileType - does this help anything for Software recognition? I would remove this type.





        <!-- default locations included in scan -->
            <!-- shortcuts -->
             <Path recursive="1">C:\Users\*\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*</Path>
            <Path recursive="1">C:\Users\*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\*</Path>
            <Path recursive="1">C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\*</Path>

            <Path recursive="1">%temp%\*</Path>

            <Path recursive="1">%ProgramFiles%\*</Path>
            <Path recursive="1">%ProgramFiles(x86)%\*</Path>
        <!-- default locations that are excluded from scan -->
        <!-- only files with the following extensions are included in scan -->



The standard template i found here:

Snow Inventory Agent Configuration Templates