Test your pilot Alloy Discovery
Updated in 2021.2
INFO: For a complete list of changes between versions, see Release Notes.
Configure Chromebook Inventory
Make sure you have enrolled all your Chromebooks in the domain. For details, see Google support documentation at https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1360534.
Using Google Admin and Google Developers consoles, configure the G Suite account and enable the API access. For details, see
Alloy Discovery Help: Google Directory Audit.
In the Alloy Discovery
DesktopApp, configure the Google Directory Audit Source with Google credentials specified. For details, see Alloy Discovery Administration Guide: Adding Google Audit Credentials.
Configure Data Gathering for Scheduled Tasks
The new version is able to scan the Windows Task Scheduler and retrieve information about scheduled tasks. If you want to collect this information, turn on the corresponding option in your audit profiles.
For details, see Alloy Discovery Administration Guide: Audit Profile Options.
Customize Software Recognition
The new version supports software recognition rules based on custom Registry keys. This helps differentiate software editions, such as Adobe Acrobat Standard and Adobe Acrobat Pro. In addition, now Alloy Discovery distinguishes products running on different platforms but having the same Product Name, Version, and Publisher (such as Adobe Acrobat for Windows and for Mac).
If you want to test the software recognition, go to the Software Catalog and make your changes to software recognition rules. Note that you no longer have to wait until computers have been audited again for your changes to take effect. Now you can immediately force the recalculation of discovered installations and get up-to-the-minute results.
For details, see Alloy Discovery Administration Guide: Managing the Software Catalog.
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