Viewing inventory data in the enhanced Symantec Management Console views

Article:HOWTO63574  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63574
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Viewing inventory data in the enhanced Symantec Management Console views

The enhanced Symantec Management Console views let you quickly and easily view inventory data about computers, users, operating systems, and installed software products in your environment.

See About viewing inventory data

You see the enhanced views in Symantec Management Console if you install Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 and any of the following full suites:

  • IT Management Suite

  • Server Management Suite

  • Client Management Suite

Note:

The enhanced views do not appear if you install Inventory Solution individually without installing the full suite first or disable Deployment Solution in the suite.

For more information, see the topics about the enhanced views in the Altiris™ IT Management Suite 7.1 from Symantec™ Enhanced Console Views Getting Started Guide at the following URL:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3563

This task is a step in the following processes:

To view inventory data in the enhanced Symantec Management Console Computers view

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Computers.

  2. In the Computers pane, under All Computer Views, select the organizational view and group you want to view.

    For example, to view virtual machines, expandAll Computers > Virtual Machine.

  3. In the central pane, click the computer whose reports you want to view.

  4. In the right pane, in the top section, view a flipbook and perform one of the following actions to change the information that you see:

    • Click the title to select an option from the drop-down list.

    • Click the links on either side of the title to move the flipbook in that direction.

  5. In the right pane, expand Software.

To view software inventory and usage tracking data in the enhanced Symantec Management Console Software view

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Software.

  2. In the Software pane, select the subpane and the entry you want to view.

    For example, to view usage tracking reports for Windows computers, expand the Metered Software subpane, and then click the Usage Tracking entry.

  3. In the central pane, click the software product you want to view.

  4. In the right pane, view the top section.

    For example, to view usage tracking reports for Windows computers, view Software Product License and Usage.

  5. In the right pane, expand Computers with software installed.


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