You can only delete a software resource from the Software Catalog if it does not have a reference. A reference is an association between the software resource and another item in the Symantec Management Platform. For example, references are created for the policies and tasks that contain the software resource.
When you try to delete a software resource that has references, a message appears that lets you view the Item References page. This page lists all the references to the software resource. Before you can delete a software resource, you must delete all its references.
You can delete a software resource's references in the following ways:
Delete the referenced item.
For example, if the software resource references a Quick Delivery task, then delete that task.
Delete the reference from the Item References page.
The following procedure describes how to delete a software resource from the Software Catalog window. You can also delete software resources from the Software view.
To delete a software resource
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software Catalog.
In the Software Catalog window, in the Newly discovered/undefined software list, right-click a software resource, and then click Delete.
In the Delete dialog box, click OK.
If another item does not reference the software resource, it is deleted.
If one or more items reference the software resource, in the Delete Item dialog box, click Click here to display a reference dependency report for the selected item.
On the Item References page, select the referenced items, and on the right-click menu, click Delete.
The [Used By] Name column shows the items that are referenced.
A referenced item is deleted even if it is referenced by other software resources. For example, if a referenced item is a Managed Software Delivery policy that includes other software resources, the policy is deleted. If you do not want to delete the policy, delete the software resource from the policy.
In the Delete Item dialog box, click OK.
The selected items are deleted from the console. The items remain on the Item References page until you click Refresh.
Close the Item References page and in the Delete Item dialog box, click Retry delete.
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