Configure an inventory scan

Inventory scans collect metadata only. They are the fastest scans, and thus the usual starting point in determining what scans are needed.

Use inventory scans to plan your data protection strategy. You can create scans or edit and reuse existing ones as required.


  1. In McAfee ePO, select MenuData ProtectionDLP Discover.
  2. On the Discover Servers tab, select ActionsDetect Servers to refresh the list.
    Note: If the list is long, you can define a filter to display a shorter list.
  3. On the Scan Operations tab, select ActionsNew Scan and select the repository type.
  4. Type a unique name and select Scan Type: Inventory. Select a server platform and a schedule.
    Note: Discover servers must be predefined. You can select a defined schedule or create one.
  5. (Optional) Set values for Files List or Error Handling in place of the default values.
  6. Select the repositories to scan.
    1. On the Repositories tab, click ActionsSelect Repositories.
    2. If needed, specify the credentials for each repository from the drop-down list.
      The credentials default to what is configured for that repository.
      Tip: You can create repository and credentials definitions if necessary from the selection window.
  7. (Optional) On the Filters tab, select ActionsSelect Filters to specify files to include or exclude.
    By default, all files are scanned.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Apply policy.