Installing or upgrading the Software Management Solution plug-in
Before you can deliver or manage software on client computers with Software Management Solution, you must install the Software Management Solution plug-in on those computers.
If you upgraded from a 7.x version of Software Management Solution, you must upgrade the Software Management Solution plug-in that is installed on the managed computers.
Upgrade from a 6.x version of Software Management Solution plug-in is not supported. You must upgrade Symantec Management Agent first, and then use the Software Management Solution Plug-in Install policy to install the plug-in.
For more information about upgrade and data migration, see the IT Management Suite 7.6 Installation and Upgrade Guide at the following URL:
(Optional) Under Extra schedule options, configure following options:
Run once ASAP
Lets you run the policy as soon as possible, and only once.
Note that if you turn off and then turn on the policy, it cannot run on the same computer again. To run a policy on the same computer again, you must configure it to run on a schedule.
User can run
Allows the user on the client computer to run the policy manually.
Notify user when the task is available
Displays a message to notify the user that new software is available. When the user clicks the message, the New Software is Available dialog box opens. The user can start, dismiss, or defer the policy. If you do not choose to prompt the user, the New Software is Available dialog box does not appear.
The New Software is Available dialog box appears only if Show popup notifications is checked.
This option does not apply to UNIX and Linux.
Warn before running
Displays the Starting Task dialog box to notifiy the user before the policy runs.
Unless you let the user defer the policy, the policy starts 60 seconds after the Starting Task dialog box appears. A progress bar shows the amount of time that remains. The user can dismiss the Starting Task dialog box but cannot cancel the policy unless you checked User can run.
The Starting Task dialog box appears only if the Show popup notifications is checked in the client computer's Symantec Management Agent settings.
This option does not apply to UNIX or Linux.
Turn on the policy.
At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle and then click On.
Click Save changes.
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