Creating a custom asset type - Windows Service

In the scenario, create a custom asset type, Windows Service. You must use the Add new asset type option in the Schema Manager view to create the custom asset type.

Windows is one of the predefined platforms that the Control Compliance Suite supports.

See Predefined platforms.

Service is one of the primary entities that is not supported as a predefined asset type. Service can be a probable asset type.

See Probable asset types.

To create a Windows Service asset type

  1. Go to Settings > Schema Manager.

  2. Select Add new asset type.

  3. In the Specify Asset Type Details panel of the Create New Asset Type wizard, type WindowsService in the Name field.

  4. In the Select Platform and Primary Entity panel, do the following:

    • From the Platform drop-down list, select Windows.

    • From the Primary entity drop-down list, select Service .

      By default, the primary fields are listed in the Primary fields list.

      The primary fields for the Windows Service are as follows:

      • Domain/Workgroup Name

      • Machine Name

      • Service Name

      Click Next

  5. In the Specify Fields panel, add the following fields from the Available fields list.

    • Startup type

      This field returns the method by which the service is started (automatic or manual)

    • Owner

    • This field returns the name of the account that currently owns the Service.

    • Status

    • This field returns the current status of the service process.

    • Service Type

    • This field returns the internal type of the service process. Valid values are Shared Process and Own Process.

  6. In the Customize Field Attributes panel, mark, Owner as the mandatory field and mark startup type, service type, and status as the optional fields and click Next.

    See About the primary, mandatory, and optional fields.

  7. In the Add External Fields panel, click Next.

  8. In the Specify Asset Name Fields, select all the fields from the Available fields list and use the Add icon to add the fields to the Selected fields list.

    Click Next.

    From the Separator drop-down list, select #.

    See About separators in name fields.

  9. In the Summary panel, review the selections that you made for the custom asset type and click Finish.

  10. Close the Control Compliance Suite Console and restart the Symantec Application Server Service, Symantec Data Processing Server Service, and the Symantec Directory Support Service.

  11. Launch the Control Compliance Suite Console and go to Manage > Assets > Asset System.

    In the table pane, from the Display drop-down list, view the Windows Service asset type.