Removing the "Request Unlisted Software" button from the Software Portal

Article:HOWTO77094  |  Created: 2012-06-01  |  Updated: 2014-08-28  |  Article URL
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Point-fixes are available for some versions, as explained directly below. Further down is a registry key to do this from version 7.5 SP1 onward.

The attached Point-fix is provided "As is" and removes this button. No other changes are made to the Software Portal with this "fix".

As many have shown interest in removing this button from the Portal, this release is provided. To apply:

  1. Copy the files onto a directory on the NS (not within the Altiris directory structure).
  2. Log onto the server as the Application Identity.
  3. Launch the PF_Installer script to install the PF. Services will be restarted.

NOTE: This fix has not undergone full QA testing, and thus is provided "As is".

A new point fix for 7.1 SP2 MP1 has been created and attached to this article.

Update 17.04.2014

A similar functionality to disable the "Request Unlisted Software" button from the Software Portal will be tentatively available stating from 7.5 SP1 release due June / July 2014. Several Registry keys have been added to hide / unhide the button.

Update 28.08.2014

From 7.5 sp1 onwards it is possible to disable the button "Request Unlisted Software" by adding the

DisableUnlisted’ reg key value (String) with any value data in it (i.e. '1') to the SMP server:
You can add it under:
After the change you do not need to take any actions, just refresh or access again to SW Portal page, you will see the button as grayed out.

To restore simply remove the whole registry value added.


2481203 (63 kBytes)
Point fix for 7.1 SP2 MP1 (82 kBytes)

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