My predecessors utilized DAT files to alongside certain life databases in our sales field. The DAT file resides on "C:\SOFTWARE" when updates are deployed. Historically a new DAT was created in "Manage Software List>Inventory>Files>To be scanned" and made available to clients. Updates to the life files would then key off of queries of that previous DAT files.
Since moving to 9.6 last July, these DAT files have had mixed results. If we right click the latest DAT file in the To be scanned list>Where installed, the file only shows installed on a handful of machines. However, if going to any of the 900+ machines that received this update, they are all running said DAT file, "LP_SC_......DAT".
Is this a function that should be used in this manner? Are we currently using it correctly?