Application Profile Discovery example in Windows environments

In this example, the RCD Corporation wants to discover details of their custom human resources application called ResourceNow and create relationships to other processes in their CMDB.

APD in Windows Environments

As the IT lead, you decide to use Application Profile Discovery (APD) to supply Discovery with information about the application for all the systems on which it is installed.

Use a property for Windows systems to set the path location for the environment file. The default path is %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\APD, where %ALLUSERSPROFILE% is the environment variable for any Windows system. This variable points to different paths on different versions of Windows. For example, on Windows 7, %ALLUSERSPROFILE% opens C:\ProgramData, and on Windows 2003 server it opens C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.

Complete the following tasks: