When right-clicking on a managed Android device in the Symantec Management Platform (SMP) it is possible for an administrator to "Set Asset Status" and designate a Symantec Mobile Security 7.2 (SMS 7.2) client as Active or Retired. What does this means?
Asset Status is a concept inherited from the underlying architecture of the Symantec Management Platform (formerly known as Altiris Notification Server). SMP can be used to keep track of computers and other inventory throughout an organization. Administrators can manually set a status as a reminder of the Android's current status.
An Android marked as "Active" means that this Asset is currently in active use somewhere in the organization.
An Android marked as "Retired" means that this Asset has been Retired and hence is not in active use.
The articles linked below provide more information on these concepts in SMP.
Androids that are marked as "Retired" are not automatically unenrolled or deleted. Marking a device as retired does not uninstall the Mobile Security client software from the Android.
Unlike desktop and laptop computers, the Symantec Mobile Security license seat of the corresponding device is not recycled. An Android device must have its Mobile Security client app unenrolled for its license to be recycled. For more information, please see About Unenrolling Symantec Mobile Security 7.2 Android Clients.
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