Activating the analyses

An analysis is a collection of property expressions that is used to view and summarize properties of computers in your infrastructure. Some of the analyses are required to discover installed software and must be activated all the time. Other analyses are used only in specific scenarios or for troubleshooting purposes and can be activated according to your needs.

About this task

If you enabled the default scan configuration, the required analyses are activated automatically and this configuration is not required.


  1. Log in to the BigFix console.
  2. In the navigation tree, click Sites > External Sites > BigFix Inventory v10 > Analyses.
  3. To activate an analysis, right-click it, and click Activate.
    To ensure that the installed software is properly detected, activate the following analyses on all computers in your infrastructure:
    • Installed UNIX Packages
    • Installed Windows Applications
    • Software Scan Status

    To measure software usage, activate also the Application Usage Statistics analysis.

What to do next

Install the scanner on the computers on which you want to detect the software.