The Software Library is a secure directory that is the centralized repository of the definitive, authorized versions of the software that your organization manages. Each Software Library is associated with a single server installation.
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.
Table: Process for setting up the Software Library
Calculate the disk space requirement.
The size and the number of the packages in your organization determine the amount of free disk space that the Software Library requires. To determine your disk space requirement, multiply the average size of your packages by the number of packages that you plan to manage.
Create the Software Library directory.
Locate the directory on a shared drive that has sufficient disk space and that is accessible from the current Symantec Management Platform installation.
Configure the directory's security settings.
In Windows Explorer, in the directory's Properties dialog box, edit the sharing settings and security settings as follows:
Share the directory.
Set the security levels on the directory.
Give full control to the application identity of Notification Server. The application identity of Notification Server is the account that is used to access Notification Server. You specify the appropriate user name and password when you install Notification Server.
To prevent unauthorized changes to the packages in the Software Library, do not give directory access to any other users.
Configure the Software Library.
To let the Symantec Management Platform products access the Software Library, point to the location of the library from Software Management Framework. You can also configure the number of seconds to wait before a server timeout occurs. You can increase the timeout value if you encounter problems when you manage a package that contains large files.