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Portable Audit

To audit non-networked or disconnected computers, or computers on isolated networks, you can use Portable Audit by taking the following steps:

  1. Create a Portable Audit Source as described in Configuring Portable Audit Sources.

  2. Deploy the Inventory Analyzer package to a flash drive as described in Preparing Inventory Analyzer package for a Portable Audit Source.

  3. Deliver the Inventory Analyzer package to the client machines.

  4. Run the audit manually (typically, from the flash drive). The resulting audit snapshots will be stored on the same media (in the AuditData folder).

  5. Bring the media with the audit results to the machine hosting Network Inventory.

  6. Upload the audit snapshots to the database as follows:

    1. From the main menu, select Audit > Import Snapshots from Media. The Import Snapshots from Media Wizard starts.

      Alternatively, you can upload the snapshots from within the corresponding Audit Source by selecting the Portable Audit Source in the Site [ Site Name ] window and clicking Actions > Check for New Snapshots.

      NOTE: To import the audit snapshots, you will need the running Automation Server. If the Automation Server is not running, you can complete the wizard and schedule a task for importing snapshot files by defining their names and locations. But these snapshots can only be imported when the Automation Server starts. For details on the Automation Server, see Automation Server Manager.

    2. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the wizard.

    3. When import is completed, a new Check for New Snapshots task appears in the Task List. When the task finishes, the database will be updated with newly received audit data.

NOTE: In case the snapshot files can not be associated with any existing Site, imported data appears in Lost and Found.