Updating the scanner and the scripts

Available from 9.2.7. Both the scanner and the scripts are updated on a regular basis to introduce improvements and new functions. To update the scanner, once again download all the required files, and copy them into the directory where the previous version is already located.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. In the navigation bar, click Sites > External Sites > BigFix Inventory v10 > Fixlets and Tasks.
  3. In the upper right pane, select Download the Disconnected Scanner Package (version).
  4. To run the task, click Take Action. Choose the disconnected scanner package for the appropriate platform from the drop-down menu.
  5. Optional: If you made any changes to the software scan configuration files sw_config.xml, fs_config.xml, or isotag_config.xml, make sure that you back up the files before you extract the package. These files are overwritten.
  6. Extract the contents to the disconnected scanner directory.
  7. Optional: If you recently updated the software catalog in BigFix Inventory, update it also on the system with the disconnected scanner.
    1. To download the software catalog for disconnected scanner, log in to BigFix Inventory and navigate to Management > Data Source. Choose the disconnected data source, and download the catalog for the appropriate platform.
    2. Place the catalog in the config directory of the disconnected scanner package that you downloaded through fixlet.
    Note: The catalog is available for download after uploading the main software catalog and running a data import.
  8. Optional: If you made any changes to the software scan configuration files: sw_config.xml, fs_config.xml or isotag_config.xml, modify the new file versions to reflect the changes. Look at the back up files that you created in step 5, and rewrite the changes to modify the new files. Do not copy the old back up files as they might differ between the versions.
  9. Run the setup file.
    • UNIX setup.sh
    • Windows setup.bat