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What are the different scan types for the SVM Agent?


When configuring the agent through the configuration menu available at the SVM console, you will be asked to select an Inspection Type or scan type.

You can also find more information on Flexera Documentation.

3 Scan Types that determine the scan depth3 Scan Types that determine the scan depth
These scan types can also be used from the command line when running ad hoc command-line scans.

Max verbose log file can capture the deepest scan type for maximum insightsMax verbose log file can capture the deepest scan type for maximum insights


The three available SVM Agent inspection types are compared below:

Scan Types

Scan Type 1

Program Files

e.g. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe

Known applications in predefined locations on a host


Scan Type 2
Default Scan

All files and folders

File names matched first; then file metadata is extracted & matched
e.g. C:\Custom Mozilla Firefox Folder\Firefox.exe

Known applications in any location (+portable applications+) on a host


Scan Type 3
Deep Dive

All files and folders

Only file metadata matched against version detection rules.
e.g C:\Windows\Custom Mozilla Firefox Folder\myFirefox.exe

Renamed applications that match a pattern detected in the first two scan types such as .exe, .dll, and .ocx in any location on a host

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