Actions you can perform in the Software view and in the Software Catalog
In the Software view and the Software Catalog, you perform many actions on software resources and software products. You can perform most of these actions in the Software view and in the Software Catalog, while you can only perform some actions in the Software Catalog.
The products that you have installed determine the actions that are available in the Software view and the Software Catalog. For example, if Software Management Solution is installed, you can deliver software. If Inventory Solution is installed, you can find software on client computers or blacklist an application. Other internal products or third-party products can be programmed to introduce additional actions that are not listed here. For information on the other tasks that you can perform, see the Help for the products that you have installed.
Table: Actions you can perform in the Software view and in the Software Catalog
(Software Catalog only) Add a software product directly.
In the Software Catalog, you can add a software product directly to the Manage software products list.
You can delete a software resource only if no other items in the Symantec Management Console reference it. For example, if no policies or tasks contain that software resource. When you try to delete a software resource that is referenced, you can display a report of the items that reference the software.
You can use a search to narrow the search results so that the list pane contains only the objects that you want to work with. You can also use advanced search criteria to further narrow the information that is displayed in the results list. You can save software searches if you are likely to search for the same software more than once. In the Software view, you can also modify, hide, or delete a saved search.
You can manage software as a product rather than as a software resource. When you manage software as a product, you can track software usage and licenses. You can make any software in the newly discovered software list a managed software product.
Move a software resource to the list of unmanaged software.
You can move a software resource from the newly discovered list to the Software Catalog's unmanaged software list. You move software to this list if the software is not licensed or if you do not want to track or deliver it.
Resolve duplicate software resources.
Two software resources can represent the same software but have different identifiers. Duplicate software resources can occur when the same software is added to the Software Catalog by different methods.
When you find two software resources that appear to be duplicates, you can resolve the duplication.