Introducing ActiveEfficiency 1.10
To run the Scout in different modes you can also use the command-line, see Scout Command-line for more details.
You can run the Scout simultaneously in different modes on different servers to retrieve data in parallel and thereby decrease the time taken for data gathering, see Running multiple Scouts simultaneously for more details.
Using the Scout with AppClarity and Shopping
The ActiveEfficiency Synchronization Manager provides two schedules, a daily one intended primarily for use with AppClarity and an alternate shorter periodic one intended for use with Shopping.
Specifying different Configuration Manager database servers for AppClarity and Shopping
During installation you can specify different Configuration Manager servers for use with AppClarity and Shopping. To do this you must first select the ConfigMgr option on the Component Selection screen then configure the daily Configuration Manager database server and name on the Configuration Manager Database screen and configure the alternate Configuration Manager database server and database name on the Shopping screen, for more detals see installing the Scout.
Running the Scout efficiently for use with Shopping
Shopping only needs the user and machine related information from ActiveEfficiency, this information is retrieved while running the Scout in ConfigMgr mode. However, running in this mode would also normally retrieve a lot of other inventory information that is not used by Shopping. It is possible to use the ActiveEfficiency Synchronization Manager to run the Scout using the alternate schedule which also filters out the retrieval of information you do not need, thereby greatly decreasing the time it takes for the Scout to run. The alternate Scout mode is configured during installation and the appropriate filtering is automatically applied to the alternate Scout configuration file.
Configuring the Scout
The Scout retrieves information from a variety of data sources and requires a different configuration for each, for more details see Configuring Scout Modes.