The following new features have been introduced in Asset Inventory:
Adding Hardware to Inventory Reports: Asset Inventory allows you to scan and collect hardware data for devices in your Management Zone. The hardware data includes information such as keyboard, video adapter, CD/DVD, hard drive, and BIOS. Any hardware that cannot be categorized is listed asin the inventory report.
If a device has hardware that has not been reported through an inventory scan, you can manually add the hardware to the device's inventory report. For example, using Add Hardware to map a specific printer to a specific device.
For more information, refer to ZENworks 11 SP3 Asset Inventory - Adding Hardware to Inventory Reports .
Purging Inventory History: The new Purge Inventory History feature available in ZENworks 11 SP3 helps you delete unwanted, obsolete inventory data. This process is called purging the inventory history. Purging is required because the Inventory data accumulated over a period of time can increase the ZENworks database size and slow down the inventory reporting process.
For more information, refer to ZENworks 11 SP3 Asset Inventory - Purging Inventory History.
Viewing Reporting Sources for Installed Software Products: When scanning devices, ZENworks Inventory uses three sources to discover installed software products:
For more information, refer to ZENworks 11 SP3 Asset Inventory - Viewing Reporting Sources for Installed Software Products.
Detecting Windows 8 Metro Applications: ZENworks 11 SP3 supports Windows 8 as a new platform. For each Windows 8 managed device, the device's inventory report includes a listing of the device's Metro Applications in addition to the standard list of software products.
For more information, refer to ZENworks 11 SP3 Asset Inventory - Detecting Windows 8 Metro Applications.