I was reading about zero footprint agents here: Snow Inventory 5 Zero Footprint Technical Documentation. It seems pretty interesting. But I was wondering if I could adapt this process for a slightly different purpose...
The procedure seems to copy a version of
snowagent.config to the remote machine and then trigger a scan from the command line.
Say I have a machine that already has an agent installed, but I want to run a one-off custom scan, without changing our configuration. Could I make a custom
snowagent.config file and then use something similar to the zero footprint approach to trigger a one-off custom scan? I'm thinking that we could use this to scan a custom folder on a file server, for example. It might be useful for a one-off scan.
Obviously, all this depends on having credentials with sufficient permissions though. But does it sound like this would work?