The Portable Collector is a standalone application that is used to inventory devices that rarely connect to the server or devices that do not have the ZENworks Adaptive Agent installed. This data can then be imported into the Inventoried device list. When the data is imported, you can view and edit it just as you would an inventoried device. The Portable Collector can be run on Windows and OSX devices. The procedure is as follows:
Create the Portable Collector.
Run the Portable Collector on a device.
Copy the inventory data to a portable media.
Upload the inventory data into ZENworks Control Center.
For more information, see the following:
Configure an Inventory Only scan.
The Inventory Only scan settings are used when you create the Portable Collector. If you want the Portable Collector to scan for software files, for example, that option must be selected on the Inventory Only configuration page. For information on configuring an Inventory Only scan, see Section 3.1, Configuring an Inventory Only Scan.
In thelist, click .
Save the file to disk.
Uncompress the file and continue with Section 3.6.2, Running the Portable Collector on a Windows Device.
Create the Portable Collector as shown in Section 3.6.1, Creating the Portable Collector for a Windows Device.
Copy the Portable Collector files to a removable media, such as a CD or flash drive.
Take the Portable Collector to the device you want to inventory, then run collect.bat.
To see the available switches, type /? on the command line.
Copy the inventory data files onto a removable media, then take it to a device connected to ZENworks Control Center.
Navigate to https://ZENworks_Server_ID/zenworks-setup/ (where ZENworks_Server_ID is the DNS name or IP address of a Primary Server).
Clickto download it to the desktop.
Create a temporary folder to run the portable scan from.
Copy the contents of osxportable, which is found in /Volumes/osxportable, to the temporary folder.
Close (eject) the osxportable image.
Open a terminal window.
You must be a user with administrative privileges.
Run sudo ./zenumia-portable /full/path/to/output/directory.
The WIF file (<xxx>.xml) will be written there. This file contains the device’s inventory data. It will be convenient for the output directory to be accessible by a Windows device. Or you can copy the file and put it on a device connected to the ZENworks Control Center.
Import the file into ZENworks Control Center as shown in Section 3.6.4, Importing Data Gathered with the Portable Collector.
Remove the inventory data file.
In ZENworks Control Center, click.
In thelist, click .
In thefield, specify the file name of the inventoried data, or click to search.
The inventoried device appears in the device lists in, where you can click the device name and see the inventory data.