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How to Request Software Categorization

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Uncategorized software title information can be submitted to System Center Online for research and categorization. After an uncategorized software title is submitted, researchers identify, categorize, and then make the software title categorization information available to all customers using the online service.

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The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

When software title information is submitted to System Center Online for categorization, the following conditions apply:

  • Only basic software title information is transmitted to System Center Online, and software title information to be categorized can be reviewed before submission.

  • Software license information is never transmitted.

  • Any software title that is uploaded becomes publicly available as part of the System Center Online catalog and can be downloaded by other customers.

  • The source of the software title is not stored in the System Center Online catalog. However, application titles containing confidential or proprietary information should not be submitted for categorization by System Center Online.

For more information about Asset Intelligence privacy information, see Asset Intelligence Security Best Practices and Privacy Information.

Use the following procedure to request Asset Intelligence catalog software title categorization from System Center Online.

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An Asset Intelligence catalog synchronization point site system role must be installed and configured to connect to System Center Online using TCP port 443 before beginning this procedure.

To request software categorization from System Center Online

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System CenterConfiguration Manager / Site Database (<site code> - <site name>) / Computer Management / Asset Intelligence / Inventoried Software Titles / Uncategorized Software.

  2. Select a software title to be categorized, or multi-select multiple titles to be submitted to System Center Online for categorization.

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    Only uncategorized inventoried software titles can be submitted to System Center Online for categorization. If an inventoried software title has been categorized by an administrator, resulting in a user-defined state, you must right-click the inventoried software title and click Revert to revert the software title back to the uncategorized state before it can be submitted to System Center Online for categorization.

  3. Right-click the selected inventoried software titles, and click Request Catalog Update.

  4. Review the System Center Online categorization submission privacy message, and select an available option.

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    You must read and agree to the System Center Online categorization submission privacy message to allow the selected software titles to be submitted for categorization.

  5. Refresh the Uncategorized Software Configuration Manager console node, and ensure that the software titles selected for submission to System Center Online are no longer displayed.

  6. Verify that the state of the inventoried software title submitted to System Center Online for categorization has changed from Uncategorized to Pending when displayed in the Inventoried Software Titles Configuration Manager console node.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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