About the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product

Article:HOWTO63581  |  Created: 2011-12-16  |  Updated: 2012-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63581
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About the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product

Inventory Solution provides the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product that helps you perform the following important software management steps:

  • Associate new software components with the relevant predefined software product and populate the Software Catalog.

    The NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product task compares the software components that software inventory discovers with the predefined software products. If there is a match, the task associates the discovered software components with the relevant predefined software product and moves the product to the Software Catalog, to Managed software products.

    See How Inventory Solution works with the Software Catalog Data Provider.

  • Assign the Newly Discovered Software status to the software components that are associated with a deleted managed software product.

    In the enhanced Symantec Management Console Software view, under Installed Products, you may right-click and delete a managed software product. The NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product task assigns the Newly Discovered Software status to the software components that are associated with the deleted managed software product. Only then can you view the software components in the Newly Discovered Software pane or in the Software Catalog, under Newly discovered/undefined software.

  • Automatically meter new key program files together with the metered software components and software products.

    The NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product task compares the program files that software inventory discovers with the key program files that are already associated with a software component. You can see the associated key program files of the software component when you view the relevant metered software product in the Software Product dialog box, on the Meter / track usage tab. If there is a match and the relevant software component is associated with a metered software product, the task associates the discovered program files with the software component.

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    Currently, the nightly task can automatically associate with software components only the program files that are installed with an MSI-based installer. You have to create associations manually for the program files that are installed with other installers.

    See About metering and tracking usage of the managed software products in the enhanced Symantec Management Console Software view

The task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product runs automatically on the Notification Server computer every night at 12:30 A.M. The task manages the software components and program files that are discovered and imported into the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). To immediately get the results, you can run the task manually from Task Scheduler Library.

See Manually running the task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product.


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