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Creating a software product item

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Software product items let you manage the details that are related to the software products and their different versions in your environment.

You can create a single software product item and associate it with several different versions of the same software. For example, you can associate both Norton Ghost 15.2 and Norton Ghost 15.3 SP2 with a software product item Norton Ghost 15. When these different versions are reported, they are consolidated for the software product named Norton Ghost 15.

When you create a software product item, you specify its name, description, company, and category. After you create a software product, you make associations between the software product, a software resource (also called a software component), and a software license. Creating these associations lets you identify how many copies of a given software product you have in your environment. You can compare the number of copies with the number of the software licenses that you own.

This task is a step in the process for managing your software license compliance on the Asset Management Solution pages.

See Managing your software license compliance on the Asset Management Solution pages

To create a software product item

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Software Licensing.

  2. In the left pane, click Software Product.

  3. On the Software Product page, click Add.

  4. In the Add or Edit Product dialog box, specify the details of the software product, and then click OK.