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Software license item attributes

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When you create a software license item, you specify its attributes and associate it with other configuration items in your system.

See Creating a software license item

Note that the attributes that are listed in the table are displayed when in the View drop-down list, you select the Software Licenses (global) view.

Table: Software license item attributes

Attribute

Description

Software License

Lets you specify a name for the software license item.

Covered Software Product

Lets you specify which software product is associated with the software license contract.

To ensure the data integrity, you can add only one software product item to a software license item.

Standard Contract Information

Lets you enter standard contract information.

Software License Details

Lets you record the software license details. You can specify maintenance renewal cost, support renewal cost, and license type.

Software Purchases

Lets you specify the software purchases that are associated with the software license item. You can associate one or more software purchases to the software license item. Note that you can associate multiple software purchases to the software license item only when you use manual process of managing your software license compliance.

To ensure the data integrity, you can add each software purchase item only to one software license item.

Authorized Clients

Lets you specify the users, computers, and owners that are authorized to run the software. You can use the Add option to add an authorized client. Note that you can specify authorized client information only when you use the manual process of managing your software license compliance.

You can specify the following options:

  • Clients - lets you select a filter that contains the computers, users, or owners that are authorized to run the software. The results of the selected filter must consist of only one configuration item type. The results cannot combine computer and user configuration item types.

  • Authorization Group - lets you specify the configuration item type resulting from the filter, either Computer, Owner, or Primary User.

To specify additional filters, you can add more rows to the grid. Each row is treated as an OR condition. The client is authorized for the software license if any condition in any row is met.

Non Inventoried Installs

Lets you enter the details to track the number of software installations on the computers that are not inventoried or discovered.

Software License Sharing

Lets you specify the details about sharing the software licenses.

If the software license item borrows licenses from other software license items, select the appropriate software license and specify the number of borrowed licenses.

Contract's Assigned User

Lets you specify the user that is assigned to the software license contract.

Contract's Location

Lets you specify the location of the software license contract.

Contract Details

Lets you enter any details that correspond to the software license contract. You can select a filter to specify to which user or computer the software license contract applies.

Comment

Lets you enter comments about the software license.

Associated Documents

Lets you specify the documents that are associated with the software license contract. You can use the Add option to add an associated document.

You can specify the following options:

  • File - lets you enter the path to the document. The path must be specified as a UNC path. The following file path is not supported:

    C:\document.txt

    To specify a file on the local computer, you can set up its location as a network share as follows:

    \\Computer\share\document.txt

  • Description - lets you enter a description of the document.

Internal Reference

Lets you enter the internal reference information. For example, you can enter the account number, internal contact, and archive number.

Former Software License (if renewed or upgraded)

Lets you specify the former software license item that represents the previous software license contract.

This option is available only when you upgrade or renew a software license.

New Software License (if renewed or upgraded)

Lets you specify the new software license item that represents the upgraded software license contract.

This option is available only when you upgrade or renew a software license.