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KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.1 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

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Upload an XML file using the Administrator Console

Adding devices manually using the API

You can add devices to the KACE SMA manually by creating an XML file and uploading that file to the KACE SMA using the API (application programming interface). Adding devices in this way is useful for devices that might not be able to run the KACE SMA Agent for security reasons, and devices that cannot connect to the LAN (Local Area Network) to report inventory.

The XML file you create can be modeled on the sample script in this section.

Devices that are added to inventory through the API do not count toward the KACE SMA license limit. See View KACE SMA license information.

Application inventory that is uploaded through the API is displayed on the Software page, but it is not displayed on the Software Catalog page. See:

NOTE: The inventory API supports HTTP and HTTPS communications, depending on your appliance configuration. To upload inventory information, use the following URL: http://KACE SMA_hostname/service/wsapi.php, where KACE SMA_hostname is the hostname of your appliance.
Enable inventory API access

API inventory access enables you to upload inventory data using the API. This access is useful if you want to import inventory information from devices that do not have the KACE SMA Agent installed.

1.
Go to the appliance Control Panel:
If the Organization component is enabled on the appliance, log in to the KACE SMA System Administration Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/system, or select System in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page, then click Settings.
2.
Click Security Settings to display the Security Settings page.
3.
Select Enable Inventory API access.
4.
In the API password field, enter the password you want to use for API access.
5.
Click Save.

After the appliance restarts, you can use external API commands to upload inventory information.

Submit inventory information using the API

To submit inventory using the API, you first need to generate an XML file that contains the inventory information.

For examples, see:

After you generate an XML file with the expected content, you can submit inventory using the API.

Submit keyreq=true in the body of the request to get a session string in response.
a.
Construct the auth string as:
b.
Run MD5 on the auth string.
Submit req=newuuid&key=$auth in the body of the request to get a UUID in response.

Submit req=loadxml&key=$auth&KUID=$uuid&version=6.0 in the GET line and inventory XML in the body of the request.

See Sample Perl script.

Sample Perl script

You can use Perl scripts to upload XML files with device inventory information to the appliance.

The following is a sample Perl script that uploads a user-created XML file to the KACE SMA. For information about using this script, contact Quest Support at https://support.quest.com/contact-support.


#!/usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use warnings;
use WWW::Curl::Easy;
use XML::Simple;
use Data::Dumper;
use Digest::MD5 qw(md5 md5_hex md5_base64);

# Curl Output Handler ...
my $response;
sub write_data($$$$) {
$response = shift;
return length($response);
}

# -----------------------------------------------------
# KACE SMA Configuration ...
# -----------------------------------------------------
my $password = "xxx"; # password set in Settings -> Security Settings
my $host = "hostname"; # hostname or IP address here
my $http = "https"; # HTTP or HTTPS

# --------------------------------------------------------
# Build XML Package ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
my $simple = new XML::Simple(keeproot => 1, forcearray => 1);
my $data = $simple->XMLin("machine.xml");
my $uuid = $data->{MachineStruct}->[0]->{MAC}->[0];

# --------------------------------------------------------
# Setup CURL stuff ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
my $url = "$http://$host/service/wsapi.php";
my $ch = WWW::Curl::Easy->new;
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_URL, $url); # set url to post to
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0); # ok for self-signed ca
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 0);
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION, \&write_data); # return into a variable
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 40); # times out after 4s
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_POST, 1);
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, '/tmp/cookiefile.txt');

# --------------------------------------------------------
# STEP 1 - Request Session from KACE SMA ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "keyreq=true"); # add POST fields
my $out = $ch->perform;
if ( $out != 0 ) {
die ("Error: $out " .
$ch->strerror($out) .
" " .
$ch->errbuf . "\n");
}
my $sess = $response;

# --------------------------------------------------------
# STEP 2 - Build Authorization Token ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
my $auth = md5_hex("$sess|".md5_hex($password));

# --------------------------------------------------------
# STEP 3 - Request new UUID from KACE SMA (if creating a new
# device record. If editing an existing device
# be sure it is set in the XML ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
if ( 1 ) {
print "Using UUID From XML File: $uuid\n";
} else {
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,"req=newuuid&key=$auth");
$out = $ch->perform;
if ( $out != 0 ) {
die ("Error: $out " .
$ch->strerror($out) .
" " .
$ch->errbuf . "\n");
}
$uuid = $response;
$data->{MachineStruct}->[0]->{MAC}->[0] = $uuid;
$data->{MachineStruct}->[0]->{NAME}->[0] = "WSAPI-" . $uuid;
print "Created New UUID: $uuid\n";
}

# convert Simple XML hash back to XML string ...
my $xml = $simple->XMLout(
$data,
KeepRoot => 1,
NoAttr => 1,
);

# --------------------------------------------------------
# STEP 4 - Send XML to KACE SMA ...
# --------------------------------------------------------
my @curlHeader = ("Content-Type: text/xml");
$url = "$http://$host/service/wsapi.php?req=loadxml&key=$auth&KUID=
$uuid&version=6.0";
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_URL, $url); # set url to post to
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, \@curlHeader);
$ch->setopt(CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $xml);
$out = $ch->perform;
if ( $out != 0 ) {
die ("Error: $out " . $ch->strerror($out) . " " . $ch->errbuf . "\n");
}

print "Loaded $uuid to KACE SMA ($host)\n";

Valid XML schema for Windows

Files used to upload inventory information for Windows devices must conform to valid XML schemas.

The following is an example of a valid XML schema for Windows devices.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<MachineStruct xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi=">
http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
<NAME>@@__m_computerSystemName__@@</NAME>
<IP>@@__m_IPAddress__@@</IP>
<MAC>@@__m_versionKaceId__@@</MAC>
<OS_NAME>@@__m_operatingSystemCaption__@@</OS_NAME>
<OS_NUMBER>@@__m_operatingSystemVersion__@@</OS_NUMBER>
<OS_MAJOR>@@__m_operatingSystemVersionMajor__@@</OS_MAJOR>
<OS_MINOR>@@__m_operatingSystemVersionMinor__@@</OS_MINOR>
<SERVICE_PACK>@@__m_operatingSystemCsdVersion__@@</SERVICE_PACK>
<USER>@@__m_userAccountName__@@</USER>
<USER_FULLNAME>@@__m_userAccountFullName__@@</USER_FULLNAME>
<DOMAIN>@@__m_computerSystemDomain__@@</DOMAIN>
<OS_VERSION>@@__m_operatingSystemVersion__@@</OS_VERSION>
<OS_BUILD>@@__m_operatingSystemBuildNumber__@@</OS_BUILD>
<OS_INSTALLED_DATE>@@__m_operatingSystemInstallDate__@@</OS_INSTALLED_DATE>
<LAST_REBOOT>@@__m_operatingSystemLastBootupTime__@@</LAST_REBOOT>
<LAST_SHUTDOWN>@@__m_operatingSystemLastBootupTime__@@</LAST_SHUTDOWN>
<UPTIME>@@__m_operatingSystemUptime__@@</UPTIME>
<SYSTEM_DIRECTORY>@@__m_operatingSystemWindowsDirectory__@@</SYSTEM_DIRECTORY>
<SYSTEM_DESCRIPTION>@@__m_operatingSystemDescription__@@</SYSTEM_DESCRIPTION>
<RAM_TOTAL>@@__m_physicalMemoryTotalSize__@@</RAM_TOTAL>
<RAM_USED>@@__m_operatingSystemUsedPhysicalMemory__@@</RAM_USED>
<CS_MANUFACTURER>@@__m_computerSystemManufacturer__@@</CS_MANUFACTURER>
<CS_MODEL>@@__m_computerSystemModel__@@</CS_MODEL>
<CHASSIS_TYPE>@@__m_systemEnclosureChassisType__@@</CHASSIS_TYPE>
<TZ_AGENT>@@__m_versionTimeZone__@@</TZ_AGENT>
<USER_LOGGED>@@__m_computerSystemUserName__@@</USER_LOGGED>
<CS_DOMAIN>@@__m_computerSystemDomain__@@</CS_DOMAIN>
<USER_NAME>@@__m_userAccountName__@@</USER_NAME>
<USER_DOMAIN>@@__m_userAccountDomain__@@</USER_DOMAIN>
<BIOS_NAME>@@__m_biosName__@@</BIOS_NAME>
<BIOS_VERSION>@@__m_biosVersion__@@</BIOS_VERSION>
<BIOS_MANUFACTURER>@@__m_biosManufacturer__@@</BIOS_MANUFACTURER>
<BIOS_DESCRIPTION>@@__m_biosDescription__@@</BIOS_DESCRIPTION>
<BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>@@__m_biosSerialNumber__@@</BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>
<MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS>@@__m_motherboardDevicePrimaryBusType__@@
</MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS>
<MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS>@@__m_motherboardDeviceSecondaryBusType__@@
</MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS>
<PROCESSORS>CPU Chip Count: @@__m_processorCount__@@
CPU Core Count: @@__m_processorCoreCount__@@
@@__m_processorList__@@ </PROCESSORS>
<SOUND_DEVICES>@@__m_soundDeviceDescription__@@</SOUND_DEVICES>
<CDROM_DEVICES>@@__m_CDROMDeviceName__@@</CDROM_DEVICES>
<VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>@@__m_videoControllerName__@@</VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>
<REGISTRY_SIZE>@@__m_registryCurrentSize__@@</REGISTRY_SIZE>
<REGISTRY_MAX_SIZE>@@__m_registryMaximumSize__@@</REGISTRY_MAX_SIZE>
<DISK_DRIVES>
@@__m_logicalDiskDriveList__@@ </DISK_DRIVES>
<NETWORK_INTERFACES>
@@__m_networkAdapterConfigurationList__@@ </NETWORK_INTERFACES>
<PRINTERS>@@__m_printerList__@@</PRINTERS>
<STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
@@__m_startupProgramsList__@@ </STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
<PROCESSES>
@@__m_processList__@@ </PROCESSES>
<NT_SERVICES>
@@__m_servicesList__@@ </NT_SERVICES>
<INSTALLED_software>
@@__m_installedProgramsList__@@ </INSTALLED_software>
<CLIENT_VERSION>@@__m_appVersion__@@</CLIENT_VERSION>
</MachineStruct>
Example using the XML schema for Windows devices

You can view an example of a file that conforms to the valid XML schema for Windows devices.

The following is an example of valid XML that uses the schema in Valid XML schema for Windows.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<MachineStruct xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<NAME>TestComputer</NAME>
<IP>10.10.10.10</IP>
<MAC>F1234567-C2D2-4055-85BB-294E6A3D22D9</MAC>
<OS_NAME>Microsoft Windows 7 Professional</OS_NAME>
<OS_NUMBER>6.1.7601.17514</OS_NUMBER>
<OS_MAJOR>6</OS_MAJOR>
<OS_MINOR>1</OS_MINOR>
<SERVICE_PACK>Service Pack 1</SERVICE_PACK>
<USER>Administrator</USER>
<USER_FULLNAME>Tom Silver</USER_FULLNAME>
<DOMAIN>WORK</DOMAIN>
<OS_VERSION>6.1.7601</OS_VERSION>
<OS_BUILD>17514</OS_BUILD>
<OS_INSTALLED_DATE>2017-08-30 14:22:39 -0400</OS_INSTALLED_DATE>
<LAST_REBOOT>2017-08-30 14:25:05 -0400</LAST_REBOOT>
<LAST_SHUTDOWN>2017-08-30 14:25:05 -0400</LAST_SHUTDOWN>
<UPTIME>4 days </UPTIME>
<SYSTEM_DIRECTORY>C:\WINDOWS</SYSTEM_DIRECTORY>
<SYSTEM_DESCRIPTION>Windows 7 Machine</SYSTEM_DESCRIPTION>
<RAM_TOTAL>512.00MB</RAM_TOTAL>
<RAM_USED>180MB</RAM_USED>
<CS_MANUFACTURER>VMware, Inc.</CS_MANUFACTURER>
<CS_MODEL>VMware Virtual Platform</CS_MODEL>
<CHASSIS_TYPE>Other</CHASSIS_TYPE>
<USER_LOGGED>Tom</USER_LOGGED>
<CS_DOMAIN>WORK</CS_DOMAIN>
<USER_NAME>Administrator</USER_NAME>
<USER_DOMAIN>Work</USER_DOMAIN>
<BIOS_NAME>PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 5.5 </BIOS_NAME>
<BIOS_VERSION>INTEL - 6040000</BIOS_VERSION>
<BIOS_MANUFACTURER>Phoenix Technologies LTD</BIOS_MANUFACTURER>
<BIOS_DESCRIPTION>PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 5.5 </BIOS_DESCRIPTION>
<BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>VMware-56 4d bd d3 5e 4f a5 4e-6a ce a0 d3 39 bd ae 02
</BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>
<MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS>PCI</MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS>
<MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS>ISA</MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS>
<PROCESSORS>CPU Chip Count: 1
CPU Core Count: 0
CPU0: Intel Celeron processor (0 cores) </PROCESSORS>
<SOUND_DEVICES>Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
</SOUND_DEVICES>
<CDROM_DEVICES>TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-U633F
</CDROM_DEVICES>
<VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>VMware SVGA II
</VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>
<REGISTRY_SIZE>1MB</REGISTRY_SIZE>
<REGISTRY_MAX_SIZE>86MB</REGISTRY_MAX_SIZE>
<DISK_DRIVES>
<DiskDrive>
<NAME>Drive C: (Physical Disk) FileSystem: NTFS Used: 2.08GB Total: 39.99GB</NAME>
<DISK_SIZE>39.9906</DISK_SIZE>
<DISK_USED>2.07966</DISK_USED>
<DISK_FREE>37.9109</DISK_FREE>
<PERCENT_USED>5.2</PERCENT_USED>
</DiskDrive>
</DISK_DRIVES>
<NETWORK_INTERFACES>
<NetworkInterface>
<NIC>AMD PCNET Family PCI Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler
Miniport</NIC>
<MAC>00:0C:29:BD:AE:03</MAC>
<IP>192.168.220.132</IP>
<DHCP_ENABLED>True</DHCP_ENABLED>
</NetworkInterface>
</NETWORK_INTERFACES>
<PRINTERS></PRINTERS>
<STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
<StartupProgram>
<NAME>desktop</NAME>
</StartupProgram>
<StartupProgram>
<NAME>VMware Tools</NAME>
<COMMAND_EXE>C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareTray.exe</COMMAND_EXE>
<COMMAND_ARGS />
<FILE_INFO>
<FILE_NAME>VMwareTray.exe</FILE_NAME>
<FILE_DESCRIPTION>VMware Tools tray application</FILE_DESCRIPTION>
<FILE_VERSION>8.4.6.16648</FILE_VERSION>
<PRODUCT_NAME>VMware Tools</PRODUCT_NAME>
<PRODUCT_VERSION>8.4.6 build-385536</PRODUCT_VERSION>
<COMPANY_NAME>VMware, Inc.</COMPANY_NAME>
</FILE_INFO>
</StartupProgram>
<StartupProgram>
<NAME>VMware User Process</NAME>
<COMMAND_EXE>C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.exe</COMMAND_EXE>
<COMMAND_ARGS />
<FILE_INFO>
<FILE_NAME>VMwareUser.exe</FILE_NAME>
<FILE_DESCRIPTION>VMware Tools Service</FILE_DESCRIPTION>
<FILE_VERSION>8.4.6.16648</FILE_VERSION>
<PRODUCT_NAME>VMware Tools</PRODUCT_NAME>
<PRODUCT_VERSION>8.4.6 build-385536</PRODUCT_VERSION>
<COMPANY_NAME>VMware, Inc.</COMPANY_NAME>
</FILE_INFO>
</StartupProgram>
</STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
<PROCESSES>
<MachineProcess>
<NAME>AMPAgent.exe</NAME>
<COMMAND_EXE>C:\Program Files\Quest\KACE\AMPAgent.exe</COMMAND_EXE>
<COMMAND_ARGS />
<FILE_INFO>
<FILE_NAME>AMPAgent.exe</FILE_NAME>
<FILE_DESCRIPTION>AMP Service</FILE_DESCRIPTION>
<FILE_VERSION>5.2.38916</FILE_VERSION>
<PRODUCT_NAME>KACE Agent</PRODUCT_NAME>
<PRODUCT_VERSION>5.2.38916</PRODUCT_VERSION>
<COMPANY_NAME>Quest Software Inc.</COMPANY_NAME>
</FILE_INFO>
</MachineProcess>
</PROCESSES>
<NT_SERVICES>
<NtService>
<NAME>Alerter</NAME>
<DISPLAY_NAME>Alerter</DISPLAY_NAME>
<STATUS>SERVICE_STOPPED</STATUS>
<STARTUP_TYPE>SERVICE_DISABLED</STARTUP_TYPE>
<DESCRIPTION />
<LOGON_AS_USER>NT AUTHORITY\LocalService</LOGON_AS_USER>
<CAN_INTERACT_WITH_DESKTOP>False</CAN_INTERACT_WITH_DESKTOP>
<COMMAND_EXE>C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe</COMMAND_EXE>
<COMMAND_ARGS> -k LocalService</COMMAND_ARGS>
<FILE_INFO>
<FILE_NAME>svchost.exe</FILE_NAME>
<FILE_DESCRIPTION>Generic Host Process for Win32 Services</FILE_DESCRIPTION>
<FILE_VERSION>6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)</FILE_VERSION>
<PRODUCT_NAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCT_NAME>
<PRODUCT_VERSION>6.1.7600.16385</PRODUCT_VERSION>
<COMPANY_NAME>Microsoft Corporation</COMPANY_NAME>
</FILE_INFO>
</NtService>
</NT_SERVICES>
<INSTALLED_software>
<software>
<DISPLAY_VERSION>5.2.38916</DISPLAY_VERSION>
<HELP_LINK />
<README />
<INSTALL_DATE>20170830</INSTALL_DATE>
<PUBLISHER>Quest Software Inc.</PUBLISHER>
<UNINSTALL_STRING />
<URLINFO_ABOUT />
<DISPLAY_NAME>Quest KACE Agent</DISPLAY_NAME>
</software>
</INSTALLED_software>
<CLIENT_VERSION>8.0.xxxxx</CLIENT_VERSION>
</MachineStruct>
Valid XML schema for Linux and Mac devices

Files used to upload inventory information for Linux and Mac devices must use valid XML schemas.

The following is an example of an XML schema for Linux and Mac devices.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<MachineStruct>
<NAME>@@__m_versionHostName__@@</NAME>
<CLIENT_VERSION>@@__m_appVersion__@@</CLIENT_VERSION>
<IP>@@__m_IPAddress__@@</IP>
<MAC>@@__m_versionKaceId__@@</MAC>
<OS_NAME>@@__m_operatingSystemCaption__@@</OS_NAME>
<OS_NUMBER>@@__m_operatingSystemVersion__@@</OS_NUMBER>
<OS_MAJOR>@@__m_operatingSystemVersionMajor__@@</OS_MAJOR>
<OS_MINOR>@@__m_operatingSystemVersionMinor__@@</OS_MINOR>
<SERVICE_PACK></SERVICE_PACK>
<INSTALL_DATE></INSTALL_DATE>

<OS_ARCH>@@__m_operatingSystemOSArchitecture__@@</OS_ARCH>
<OS_FAMILY>@@__m_operatingSystemOSFamily__@@</OS_FAMILY>
<OS_VERSION>@@__m_operatingSystemVersion__@@</OS_VERSION>
<OS_BUILD>@@__m_operatingSystemBuildNumber__@@</OS_BUILD>
<DOMAIN>@@__m_userAccountDomain__@@</DOMAIN>
<CS_DOMAIN>@@__m_userAccountDomain__@@</CS_DOMAIN>

<LAST_REBOOT>@@__m_operatingSystemLastBootupTime__@@</LAST_REBOOT>
<TZ_AGENT>@@__m_versionTimeZone__@@</TZ_AGENT>
<UPTIME>@@__m_operatingSystemUptime__@@</UPTIME>

<RAM_TOTAL>@@__m_operatingSystemTotalVisibleMemorySize__@@</RAM_TOTAL>
<RAM_USED>@@__m_operatingSystemUsedPhysicalMemory__@@</RAM_USED>
<CS_MANUFACTURER>@@__m_biosManufacturer__@@</CS_MANUFACTURER>
<CS_MODEL></CS_MODEL>
<USER_LOGGED>@@__m_userAccountName__@@</USER_LOGGED>
<USER>@@__m_userAccountName__@@</USER>
<USER_NAME>@@__m_userAccountName__@@</USER_NAME>
<USER_FULLNAME>@@__m_userAccountFullName__@@</USER_FULLNAME>
<USER_DOMAIN>@@__m_userAccountDomain__@@</USER_DOMAIN>
<BIOS_NAME>@@__m_biosName__@@</BIOS_NAME>
<BIOS_VERSION>@@__m_biosVersion__@@</BIOS_VERSION>
<BIOS_MANUFACTURER>@@__m_biosManufacturer__@@</BIOS_MANUFACTURER>
<BIOS_DESCRIPTION>@@__m_biosName__@@</BIOS_DESCRIPTION>
<BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>@@__m_biosSerialNumber__@@</BIOS_SERIAL_NUMBER>
<MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS></MOTHERBOARD_PRIMARY_BUS>
<MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS></MOTHERBOARD_SECONDARY_BUS>
<PROCESSORS>@@__m_processorList__@@</PROCESSORS>
<SOUND_DEVICES>@@__m_soundDeviceDescription__@@</SOUND_DEVICES>
<CDROM_DEVICES>@@__m_CDROMDeviceName__@@</CDROM_DEVICES>
<MONITOR>@@__m_desktopMonitorDescription__@@</MONITOR>

<VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>@@__m_videoControllerName__@@</VIDEO_CONTROLLERS>
<DISK_DRIVES>
@@__m_logicalDiskDriveList__@@</DISK_DRIVES>
<NETWORK_INTERFACES>
@@__m_networkAdapterConfigurationList__@@</NETWORK_INTERFACES>
<PRINTERS>@@__m_printerList__@@</PRINTERS>
<STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
@@__m_startupProgramsList__@@</STARTUP_PROGRAMS>
<PROCESSES>
@@__m_processList__@@</PROCESSES>
<INSTALLED_software>
@@__m_installedProgramsList__@@</INSTALLED_software>
</MachineStruct>
Upload an XML file using the Administrator Console

You can upload an XML file that contains device inventory information using the Administrator Console. This type of information is referred to as manual inventory information.

The KACE SMA Agent is installed on the device that is having its inventory information added.

You create the XML file on the device to be inventoried, then move to the KACE SMA to upload the file.

Manual inventory information appears on the Software page but it does not appear on the Software Catalog page. See:

Windows 32-bit systems: C:\Program Files\Quest\KACE
Windows 64-bit systems: C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest\KACE
Mac OS X systems: /Library/Application Support/Quest/KACE/bin
Linux systems: /opt/quest/kace/bin

Where filename is the path to the XML file you want to create. If the path contains spaces, enclose the entire path in double quotation marks.

The Agent collects the inventory data and generates the XML file.

2.
On the KACE SMA Administrator Console, go to the Devices list:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
3.
Select Choose Action > New > Manual Device to display the Device Detail page.
4.
Under Import Device, click Browse.
5.
6.
Click Save.

The device's information is added to inventory. If you uploaded an XML file, the appliance ignores all other information on the page and uses the XML file for inventory information.

Forcing inventory updates

Forcing inventory updates

You can force managed devices to update their inventory information outside of the regularly scheduled reporting times.

To force inventory updates, one of the following conditions must be met:

You cannot force an update on devices that are not either Agent-managed or Agentless-managed devices.

Force inventory updates from the appliance

Force inventory updates from the appliance

You can use the appliance Administrator Console to force devices to report inventory.

1.
Go to the Devices list:
a.
Log in to the KACE SMA Administrator Console, http://KACE_SMA_hostname/admin. Or, if the Show organization menu in admin header option is enabled in the appliance General Settings, select an organization in the drop-down list in the top-right corner of the page next to the login information.
3.
Select Choose Action > Force Inventory.

Inventory information is updated.

Force inventory updates from Windows devices

Force inventory updates from Windows devices

You can force Windows devices to report inventory by running commands on the devices.

On 32-bit systems: C:\Program Files\Quest\KACE\
On 64-bit systems: C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest\KACE\
NOTE: For Windows Vista and later, use Run as Administrator when running the command.

Inventory information is updated.

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