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Tracking the software license compliance

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After you insert all necessary data and create the associations, you can track the software license compliance in your environment.

Software products are linked to one or more software resources. The purpose and benefit of a software product is not fully realized until Asset Management Suite is installed. Installation of Asset Management Suite is a pre-requisite for creating a licensed software product.

You can use the Software view or Resource Manager to check the software license compliance of a single software. In the Licensing Reports Web Part, on the Software Product Licensing Compliance tab, you can view the software license compliance report for all your software.

To see the most accurate data in Resource Manager and in the Software Licensing portal, the Software Product Licensing Recalculation Operation Task must run. By default, this task is scheduled to run during off-peak hours. You can access the task on the Jobs / Tasks page, under Jobs and Tasks > System Jobs and Tasks > Service and Asset Management > Contract Management.

This task is a step in the process for managing your software license compliance using the Software view.

See Managing your software license compliance using the Software view

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

You can also track the software license compliance by location using the Software Product Licensing Compliance By Location report. To view the report, ensure that the installation location is associated with the software purchase and the computers. Ensure that you run the Software Product Licensing Recalculation Operation Task before generating the report to get the updated data.

To track your software license compliance in the Software view

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

  2. In the navigation pane, under Installed Software, click Licensed, and then select a software product in the list pane.

  3. In the software details pane, you can view the information about software usage and software licenses.

    Note that the software license compliance graphic does not include non-inventoried, borrowed, or upgraded licenses. It only shows the count of purchased licenses as compared to the count of software product installs detected in the environment.

To track your software license compliance in Resource Manager

  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. In the Software Product list, right-click the software product, and then click Resource Manager.

  4. In Resource Manager, on the Summaries menu, click Software Product Licensing Summary.

To track your software license compliance in the Software Licensing portal

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

  2. In the right pane, in the Licensing Reports Web Part, click the Software Product Licensing Compliance tab.

To track your software license compliance by location in the Software Licensing portal

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Reports menu, click All reports.

  2. In the Reports pane on the left, click Service and Asset Management > Contract Management > Software Licensing > Software Product Licensing Compliance By Location to view the software license compliance by location report.

    Alternatively, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Software Licensing. In the left pane, click Service and Asset Management Reports > Contract Management > Software Licensing > Software Product Licensing Compliance By Location.

    Alternatively, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Manage Configuration Items. In the left pane, click Service and Asset Management Reports > Contract Management > Software Licensing > Software Product Licensing Compliance By Location.