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Managing software using the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product

Inventory Solution

Software management is only available on Windows computers.

Inventory Solution provides the predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product. This nightly task ensures that each software component is associated to an appropriate software product or is assigned the Newly Discovered Software status. To ensure the responsiveness of the Console, some database updates are made when the configuration is changed, and then the task completes the rest of the updates.

When you modify or delete a software product, Inventory Solution disassociates the software components that no longer match the product.

You can see the associated key program files of the software component when you view the relevant metered software product in the Software Product dialog box, on the Meter / track usage tab.

See How the intelligent software identification works

The task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product runs automatically on the Notification Server computer every night at 12:30 A.M.

You may want to run the task manually if you have created one or more software products or modified the software filtering rules, but the software components are still not associated with the newly created or modified products.

This task is a step in the process for tracking the usage of the managed software products.

See Tracking usage of the managed software products in the Symantec Management Console Software view

Before you perform this step, ensure that you have gathered software inventory on the client computers.

See Gathering software inventory

To manually run the task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product

  1. On the Notification Server computer, in the taskbar, click Start > Administrative Tools > Task Scheduler.

  2. On the Task Scheduler page, in the left pane, click Task Scheduler Library.

  3. In the central pane, right-click the task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product.{a48d3b11-5169-464b-9773-6c0f476e7748}, and then click Run.

The next step is to track the usage of the managed software products.

See Tracking usage of the managed software products in the Symantec Management Console Software view