Creating the Inventory task

To create an Inventory task in the Administration Console:

  1. Open Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Managed devices folder in the console tree to create a task for virtual machines belonging to all administration groups. In the workspace, select the Tasks tab.
    • If you want to create a task for all virtual machines in an administration group, select the folder with the name of this group in the Managed devices folder of the console tree. In the workspace, select the Tasks tab.
    • Select the Tasks folder in the console tree to create a task for one or several virtual machines (a task for a set of devices).
  3. Click the New task button to start the New Task Wizard.
  4. At the first step of the Wizard, select the type of task. To do so, in the Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Windows list, select Inventory.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  5. In the Inventory scope window, create a list of objects that will be included in the inventory scope:
    1. Do one of the following:
      • To add a new object to the inventory scope, click the Add button.

        The Select object window opens.

      • If you want to change the object, select it in the list of objects and click the Edit button.

        The Select object window opens.

      • If you want to remove an object from the inventory scope, select the object in the list of objects and click the Delete button.

        A window for confirming deletion opens.

        Objects that are included in the default inventory scope cannot be removed or edited.

    2. Do one of the following:
      • If you want to add a new object, in the Select object window select the object in the tree or specify the path to the object in the Object field and click Add.

        The object added in the Select object window appears in the list of objects in the Inventory scope window.

        Click OK.

      • If you want to change an object, specify another object or a path to the object in the Object field of the Select object window, and click OK.
      • If you want to remove an object, click Yes in the removal confirmation window.
    3. If necessary, repeat steps A and B to add, edit, or remove objects from the inventory scope.
    4. If you want to exclude an object from the inventory scope, clear the check box next to the object in list of the Inventory scope window. The object remains in the list, but it is not taken into account when the Inventory task is executed.
  6. In the Inventory scope window, do the following:
    • If you want the application to suspend the launch of the Inventory task when virtual machine resources are limited, select the Suspend scheduled scanning when the protected virtual machine is unlocked check box.
    • Select the DLL modules inventory check box if you want the application to check for DLL modules on the virtual machines and to send information about DLL modules to the Administration Server.
    • Select the Script files inventory check box if you want the application to check for files containing scripts on the virtual machines and to send information about such files to the Administration Server.
  7. Click the Advanced button to configure scan optimization settings and compound files scan settings during the Inventory task execution.
  8. In the Inventory scope window, click OK.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  9. If you started the New Task Wizard from the Tasks folder, specify the method of selecting the virtual machines for which you are creating the task. You can select virtual machines from the list of virtual machines discovered by the Administration Server, manually specify the addresses of virtual machines, import a list of virtual machines from a file, or specify a previously configured selection of devices (for details, please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center documentation). Depending on the specified method of selection of virtual machines, perform one of the following operations in the window that opens:
    • In the list of detected virtual machines, specify the virtual machines for which you want to create the task. To do so, select check boxes in the list on the left of the name of the relevant virtual machine.
    • Click the Add or Add IP range button and enter the addresses of virtual machines manually.
    • Click the Import button, and in the window that opens select a TXT file with the list of addresses of virtual machines.
    • Click Browse and in the window that opens specify the name of the selection containing the virtual machines for which you want to create the task.

    Proceed to the next step of the New Task Wizard.

  10. Then follow the New Task Wizard instructions.

You can also create, start, or stop an inventory task in the Web Console.

The inventory task fails if the Application Startup Control component is not installed on the virtual machine where the task is running.

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