App inventory on Windows 10 desktop devices

The inventory interval settings define how often Ivanti EPMM checks the app inventory on secured Windows 10 devices.

By default, you will not see the full apps inventory list in the devices details page (Devices & Users > Devices > Apps tab). To see the full list, edit the Default Privacy Policy settings in Policy & Configs > Policies > Add New > Privacy > Apps by changing App Catalog apps to All apps.

Impact of App inventory options

App inventory, for each device, can be 20-40 MB, which can affect performance depending on how this feature is configured. When intervals do not match up with device check-in settings, the timing for checking the app inventory is deferred to the next scheduled device check-in time period to avoid excess syncs.

For example, assuming the Device Checkin setting is set to the default of 4 hours and the Inventory Interval settings are all set to 6 hours. The second app inventory sync will take place when the device check in next (in 8 hours).

If an administrator initiates a Force Device Check-in, an inventory request is synced, reporting the installed apps in Ivanti EPMM, independent of the Inventory Interval schedule. Every FDC resets the timer for the next inventory request.

App inventory intervals

This feature is disabled, by default. When enabled, the default time interval is 12 hours (all intervals are in hours). Use this feature to configure inventory interval settings for the following applications:

  • App Store
  • Non Store
  • System
  • Win32

How to configure an inventory intervals for apps

To configure inventory intervals for apps on Windows 10 devices:

  1. In the Ivanti EPMM Admin Portal, go to Settings > Preferences.
  2. Scroll down to the Windows 10 Inventory Configuration Settings section.
  3. Enter a number (in hours) for one or more type of apps for which you want to take inventory.

    The options are:

    App Store Inventory Interval

    Non App Store Inventory Interval

    System Inventory Interval

    Win32 Inventory Interval

    A Non Storeapp is any app that is not a system app or downloaded from the App Store (such as an in-house app).

  4. Click Save.

How to turn on or off inventory intervals for apps

To turn on inventory intervals for apps on Windows 10 devices:

  1. In the Ivanti EPMM Admin Portal, go to Policies & Configs > Policy.
  2. Select Default Privacy Policy and in the Policy Details pane, click Edit .
  3. The Modify Privacy Policy dialog box opens.
  4. Scroll to the Windows 10 Inventory group.
  5. Click Enabled to check app inventory on the devices or Disabled to turn off the inventory sync.
  6. Click Save.

The default policy disables all app types.

How to view the app inventory

To view app inventory on Windows 10 devices:

  1. In the Ivanti EPMM Admin Portal, go to Apps > Installed Apps.
  2. Select Windows in the left pane and then click Search to see a list of installed apps based on the configurations you set for secure Windows 10 devices.
  3. If you have configured an inventory interval and turned on the feature, you will see a list of apps in the window.

App inventory is pulled from the device the first time the device is enrolled.