The Software Library is a secure directory that is the centralized repository of the definitive, authorized versions of the software that your organization manages. A package that is sourced from the Software Library is referred to as a managed package. To let the Symantec Management Platform products access the Software Library, configure its location by using Software Management Framework.
This task is part of the process for setting up the Software Library.
After you begin to populate the Software Library, do not move the directory or the packages that it contains. If you move the packages, you break all the references to those packages in existing policies. The only safe way to relocate the Software Library is through the Symantec Management Console.
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.
In the left pane, under Settings, click Software > Software Catalog and Software Library Settings > Software Library Configuration.
On the Software Library Configuration page, type the full UNC path to the shared directory that represents the Software Library.
For example, \\computer_name\swlibrary
Click Validate to verify that the path is valid.
(Optional) Change the timeout value.
The timeout value is the number of seconds to wait before a server timeout occurs when you manage a package in the Software Library. If you encounter problems when you manage a package that contains large files, increase this value.
To save the configuration settings, click Save changes.
If a Software Library that contains packages already exists in a different location, in the Managed packages exist dialog box, click one of the following options, and then click OK:
Migrate existing packages
Moves the existing packages from the old Software Library folder to the new one. The migration also changes the packages' source paths in any existing policies or tasks that refer to those packages.
Convert existing packages
Leaves the packages in the old Software Library folder and marks them as UNC-sourced. The conversion also changes the packages' source paths in any existing policies or tasks that refer to those packages. The new source path is the UNC path of the old Software Library.
Change existing packages
Points packages already existing in the library to a new Software Library path. This option implies that all packages from the previous location were manually copied or already exist in the new Software Library path.