Question What terms are used in Software Management Framework?
Software Management Framework Terminology
The following terms are used in Software Management Framework. Some terms may have been used in different ways in earlier products.
A software resource that contains at least one package, or one command line, or both.
Managed software package
A package that is sourced from the Software Library.
Managed software resource
A software resource whose packages are sourced from the Software Library.
The files and instructions that you download to and install on client computers. A package can consist of a single file or of a folder and all its contents including subfolders. A package file can be any of the following:
An installation executable, such as an MSI, EXE, or RPM.
A utility script or other program.
A non-executable file, such as a Microsoft Word template.
Any additional files that should be installed with the package file. For example, a package can consist of a Microsoft Word installation file along with corporate-standard template files.
A version-specific representation of an application and any of its updates or service packs. For example, Norton Internet Security 2008.
A collection or roll up of the updates and fixes that bring a software release to a known state. A service pack does not represent a complete instance of the software. It must be installed on a computer that already contains the software release.
A full version of the software. Installation of a software release results in a complete and operational instance of the software.
The meta data that describes a specific instance of a software application. For example, Norton Internet Security 2008 - English.
A small number of changes that improve or fix a software release. A software update does not represent a complete instance of the software. It must be installed on a computer that already contains the software release.
Identifies a software resource by combining the software’s company, product name, version, and optionally its language code and architecture type.
A package that is not sourced from the Software Library.
Unmanaged software resource
A software resource whose packages are not sourced from the Software Library. For example, the packages of an unmanaged software resource might be on an unsecured network share or a local hard drive.
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