8.5 Working with the Inventory Collection Editor

You can use the collection editor to view and manage the inventory data. Any ZENworks administrator can access the collection editor by using login credentials. Only one administrator can log in to the collection editor at a time.

To log in to the collection editor:

  1. Right-click the ZENworks icon ZENworks icon in the notification area.

  2. Click Technician Application.

  3. From the left navigation pane, in the inventory menu, click Editor.

After you have logged in as an administrator, you can edit the serial number and asset tag of the workstation and the hardware devices. You can also add new hardware. When you make changes, only a single undo is allowed. The value after an undo is the value that was loaded while you logged in to the editor.Clicking Reset removes all the manually added and edited information and restores the data from the collector. Clicking on Update Collected Data or clicking Reset, initiates a background inventory scan for hardware devices. You need to wait for the scan to complete before making any changes.

If you add new hardware, it appears at the bottom of the scanned report. Make sure to use the format in the examples provided below each field, because invalid data entries might not be added to the report.

The serial number and the asset tag for the newly added hardware devices are editable, and you can delete any manually added hardware entries. A collection editor session remains active for 300 seconds and then expires. Navigating to another tab logs you out of the collection editor.