When you associate a package with a software resource, you define the package's source. Notification Server manages the package from this source.
You can associate a package with a software resource manually in the following situations:
When you create the software resource manually
When the software resource was added as a result of a Software Discovery scan
The Software Discovery scan cannot associate a package with a software resource.
When the software resource has multiple packages
For example, you create a software resource that is associated with the package for Microsoft Office. You also have a repackaged version of the Microsoft Office package. Associate the repackaged version with the same software resource as the original version.
With this exception and few other exceptions, it is best to associate only one package with a software resource. Otherwise, it is more difficult to manage the software that each package installs.
When the software resource was imported from a data provider without an associated software package.
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software Catalog.
In the Software Catalog window, do one of the following:
For an undefined software resource, in the Newly discovered/undefined software list, select it and then click the Edit symbol.
For a defined software resource, locate the software product that the software resource is associated with in the Managed software products or Unmanaged software list. You then click the Plus sign that precedes the software product, and click the link for the software resource that appears below the software product.
On the software resource page, click the Package tab.
On the Package tab, click Add package.
In the Add or Edit Package dialog box, enter the package details and assign the package to package servers.
When you specify the Software Library as the package source, you must define the package. On the Details tab, next to the Package source drop-down list, click Define package.
On the software resource page, click Save changes.
Close the software resource page.
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