Scanning Files on a Client Computer

You can scan all files on a computer, or you can create a template to scan selected directories or specific file types for example, *.exe, *.com, *.dll, *.ocx, *.sys, *.drv, *.cpl, *.vbs, *.js, to reduce the scan time required.

Prerequisites

Before you scan a computer, create a file scanning template.

Important: If you are using Application Control with Device Control enabled, you must set the following Device Control permissions before performing a scan on a secondary hard drive:
Device Class: Removable
User: LocalSystem
Permissions: Read
Encryption: Unencrypted (Unencrypted or unknown encryption type)
Bus: All
Drive: Hard Drive

  1. From the Management Console, select View > Modules > Scan Explorer.
    The Scan Explorer window opens.
  2. Click Perform New Scan.
    The Perform New Scan dialog opens.
  3. In the From Template field, select a template from the drop-down list.
  4. Click the ellipsis adjacent to the On Computer field.
    1. Type the computer name.
    2. Click Search or Browse.
    3. Select the computer from the list.
    4. Click OK.

    You can type the computer name directly or use wildcard, such as * and ?.

    The Select Computer dialog opens.

  5. Click Start Scan.
    The Perform New Scan dialog opens.
  6. Enter a name or comment to distinguish this scan in the Comment field.
  7. Click OK.

Ivanti Device and Application Control scans the specified file directories, calculates digital signatures for all executable files, scripts, and macros, and adds these digital signatures to the database. The results are shown in the Scan Explorer main window as follows.