You can export a software resource and any of its metadata to a detailed XML file. You might use the XML file as a backup. You also can replicate the software resource on another Notification Server computer by importing the XML file to that computer.
You cannot execute a Managed Software Delivery policy if you import XML after an export when the package source is the Software Library. If you import XML to another Notification Server computer you must manually copy the MSI file to the same location on the first Notification Server computer. If you delete a software resource that has been imported from the Software Library, the package for this software resource is also deleted. As a consequence you must manually re-create this package to download this package after a software resource is re-imported.
The detailed export is different from the Symantec Management Platform default export, which exports only the data about the software resource itself. In addition to exporting the metadata, the detailed export can strip out the security information that can make the XML file difficult to re-import. To export the same information with the default export function, you would have to export every piece of metadata individually.
To export a software resource and its details
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software.
In the left pane, click Newly Discovered Software or one of the lists in the Deliverable Software pane.
In the center pane, right-click a software resource and click Actions > Detailed Export.
In the Exporting dialog box, select the information to export with the software resource.
In the File Download dialog box, do either of the following:
Click Open to open and view the file. You can save the file from the Internet Explorer toolbar.
Click Save to save the file and in the Save As dialog box, specify a name and location and click OK.
If the Download complete dialog box appears, click Close.
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