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What is TOAD Evidence?

What is TOAD Evidence?

The FlexNet inventory agent collects evidence of installed applications on a machine and generates an inventory file, known as an .ndi file. In the .ndi file, there may be evidence with the evidence type "TOAD", as shown below.

<Package Name="Toad for Oracle Base" Version="12.6.0.53" Evidence="Toad">

    <Property Name="Edition" Value="Toad for Oracle Base"/>

    <Property Name="LicenseType" Value="Full"/>

    <Property Name="LicenseSeats" Value="6 seats"/>

    <Property Name="Package" Value="Add-Ons: Toad for Oracle Base (32-bit)"/>

    <Property Name="InstallPath" Value="C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Toad for Oracle 12.6\"/>

    <Property Name="FileName" Value="Toad.exe"/>

    <Property Name="FileSize" Value="0"/>

    <Property Name="Publisher" Value="Quest Software"/>

</Package>

The FlexNet inventory agent uses TOAD evidence to recognize the application Toad for Oracle. This application was initially published by Quest Software, which Dell has since purchased. Because the publisher has changed, evidence for this application is found in different locations depending on the version of Toad for Oracle installed.

Locating TOAD evidence

TOAD evidence is captured from a registry file named SettingsLocations.ini and from the Windows registry on the machine.

  • You can identify the location of the SettingsLocations.ini registry file using the FlexNet inventory agent's tracker log. The tracker log will include a line that mentions the file path for a possible Toad for Oracle settings file, such as the one below:

The file 'C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Dell\Toad for Oracle\SettingsLocations.ini' has been detected as a possible Toad for Oracle settings file.

  • There may also be Toad for Oracle registry keys on the machine. The registry keys are recognized by the FlexNet inventory agent and used as TOAD evidence.

These keys are located at one of the following possible registry key paths, depending on the version of Toad for Oracle that is installed. The <SID> below is a user ID unique to each user.

[HKEY_USERS\<SID>\Software\Quest Software\TOAD\13.2.0.258]
         "Product"="TOAD"
         "Package"="Toad for Oracle Xpert Trial (32-bit)Add-Ons: DB Admin Module"
         "Version"="13.2.0.258  Trial License - 27 Days Left"
         "Licenses"="1 seat"
         "Edition"="Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition"

[HKEY_USERS\<SID>\Software\Dell\TOAD\12.6.0.53]
         "Product"="TOAD"
         "Package"="Toad for Oracle Xpert Trial (32-bit)Add-Ons: DB Admin Module"
         "Version"="12.0.0.61  Trial License - 27 Days Left"
         "Licenses"="1 seat"
         "Edition"="Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition"
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Enabling the agent's trace logging using the +Inventory option will provide a trace log that includes the registry keys and Toad evidence being collected. For more information about enabling trace logging, see How to enable FlexNet Manager Suite diagnostic tracing.

 

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Hey Guys,

I just would like to point out that this element of the text no longer applies "This application was initially published by Quest Software, which Dell has since purchased." 

This was originally the case, but Dell Software that included Quest Software, was purchased back in 2016 by a couple of private equity firms, and rebranded back to Quest. 

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