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Adding a cost item to an asset

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A cost item is an expenditure that relates to or adds to the value of an asset. For example, you can add the cost of an extra disk drive to the value of a computer. The additional value is added as a cost item.

This task is a step in the process for managing configuration items.

See Managing configuration items

To add a cost item to an asset using the context menu

  1. In the assets list, right-click an asset, and then click Asset Functions > Add Cost Item.

  2. In the Add Cost Item to Asset dialog box, specify the settings, and then click OK.

To add a cost item to an asset using the scheduled task

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.

  2. In the left pane, right-click the folder where you want to save the task, and then click New > Task.

  3. In the Create New Task dialog box, in the left pane, expand Service and Asset Management > Asset Management, and then click Add Cost Items.

  4. In the right pane, click Select a Resource to select one or more assets.

  5. In the Select a Resource dialog box, Ctrl-click the items to which you want to add a cost item, click > to move the items to the Selected items list, and then click OK.

  6. In the Cost Items section, click Add to select the cost type and add a cost item entry.

  7. In the Cost Items section, click on each field to enter cost item information.

  8. Click OK.

  9. On the Add Cost Items task page, in the Task Status section, click New Schedule.

  10. In the New Schedule dialog box, schedule the task, and then click Schedule.

  11. Click Save changes.