Scan Profiles

Scan profiles are used to determine what information a particular scanner will collect. For instance, PDQ Inventory has scan profiles that collect installed applications, hot fixes, registry values, and more (see below).

Sometimes you need a quick scan, without waiting for all details to be collected. For instance, if you just deployed an application and you want PDQ Inventory to reflect the new install, create a scan profile that just scans for Applications and Computer Details. If you have hundreds (or thousands) of computers, you can reduce your scan time considerably.

Available scanners in PDQ Inventory

Active Directory Applications Computer Details
Disks Displays Environment Variables
Files Hardware Devices Hot Fixes
Memory Modules Network Adapters Printers
Registry Services Shares
Users & Groups Windows Features WMI

Shane walks you through this feature in the video below.


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