I have inventory scanner configured to ran all different types of scans (catalog, file, package etc) and also enabled “Application Usage Scan”.
Scan action is configured to runs one a week on all endpoints including Windows.
My question is if the scan action runs at 7 AM for example, does it only report on application usage data of the applications which are running at that time or is there a way that scanner can read past data about the details of various processes and when those were launched (date and time) and how long they stayed running in the memory etc from the OS somewhere?
In other words, as an example, If I used excel.exe every day for the last 6 days for few minutes to couple hours and when the “Initiate scan” action runs on 7th day and completes its scan in few minutes, will it be able to tell that excel process was used in the past 6 days or is it going to say excel was not used as its not running at the time the scan is being performed.
If yes, How does it know the history of the process executions as scanner does not run all the time and I do not see any background process in the memory always running and calculation application usage data!!