The Software Portal plug-in provides access to the Software Portal Web application from the client computers. It configures the URL that the users use to access the Software Portal. The plug-in also installs shortcuts to the Software Portal interface on the client computers.
This task is a step in the process for implementing the Software Portal. Perform this task every time that you need to install the Software Portal on the client computers that do not have it.
You can skip this step for Mac client computers. The Software Management Solution plug-in for UNIX, Linux, or Mac supports the Software Portal on the Mac operating system.
If the Symantec Management Agent window is open on the client computer when this plug-in is installed, the Software Portal link does not appear. To prevent this issue, restart the Symantec Management Agent on the client computer after the plug-in is installed. After the Symantec Management Agent restarts, the Software Portal link becomes available to the user.
To install the Software Portal plug-in
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Actions menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Rollout Agents/Plug-ins.
In the left pane, expand Software > Software Management, and then click Software Portal Plug-in Policy.
On the Software Portal Plug-in Policy page, specify where to place the shortcut for the Software Portal on the client computers.
Click one or more of the following options:
Show link for Software Portal on Desktop
Show link for Software Portal in Start Menu
Show link for Software Portal in Symantec Management Agent's context menu
This option places the Symantec Management Agent icon in the notification area on the client computer. The user can right-click the Symantec Management Agent icon to display the context menu and access the Software Portal.
Under Applied to, select the computers or users on which to install the plug-in.
Click Save changes.
Imported Document ID: HOWTO93555
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