This article covers how to scan for executables using the Inventory agent on Windows and UNIX.
Once you have the directory specified you then need to specify the type of files to look for and this is more involved so is covered in more detail below:
On 8.2 UNIX devices will not scan for executable files by default and Windows devices scans for both executables and dlls (you only need the executables). Instead you have to configure the following settings under the Tracker section of the registry / config files:
Windows - ExcludeExtension=dll
This new IncludeExecutables property will only add executable files to the inventory.
The ExcludePermissionsMask property will add only files that have the execute attribute added to the file, this will reduce the number of non-executable files returned however some publishers add execute permissions to non-executable files and this property will pick these up as well.