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Example Validation State Transitions for Asset Intelligence

Updated: December 1, 2011

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Asset Intelligence validation states are not static and can change from administrative actions that you take to affect the data that are stored in the Asset Intelligence catalog. This topic provides the following examples for possible validation state transitions:

 

State transition State transition description

Uncategorized

An inventoried software title that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or that the administrative user has entered into the Asset Intelligence catalog.

Uncategorized to UserDefined

The uncategorized item is categorized by the administrative user.

 

State transition State transition description

Validated

Catalog item has been defined by System Center Online researchers and is present in the Asset Intelligence catalog.

Validated to User Defined

The validated catalog item is re-categorized by the administrative user.

noteNote
Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, the administrative user can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.

 

State transition State transition description

Uncategorized

An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence catalog that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or the administrative user.

User Defined

The uncategorized item is categorized by the administrative user.

User Defined to Updateable

A user-defined catalog item has been categorized differently by System Center Online during subsequent manual bulk updates of the Asset Intelligence catalog.

The administrative user can use the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to decide whether to use the new categorization information or the previous user-defined value.

Updateable to Validated

The administrative user uses the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to use the new categorization information received from System Center Online during the previous catalog update.

or

 

Updateable to User Defined

The administrative user uses the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to use the previous user-defined value.

noteNote
Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, the administrative user can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.

 

State transition State transition description

Uncategorized

An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence database that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or the administrative user.

Uncategorized to Pending

The uncategorized item is submitted to System Center Online for categorization by the administrative user.

Pending to Validated

The item is categorized by System Center Online. The administrative user imports the item into the Asset Intelligence catalog by using a bulk catalog update or Asset Intelligence catalog synchronization. Both are available by using the Asset Intelligence synchronization point site system role.

 

State transition State transition description

Uncategorized

An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence database that has not been previously categorized by an administrative user or System Center Online.

User Defined

You categorized the uncategorized item.

User Defined to Pending

You submit the user-defined item to System Center Online for categorization.

Pending to Updateable

A user-defined catalog item has been categorized differently by System Center Online during subsequent catalog synchronization. You can use the Resolve Conflict action to decide whether to use the new categorization information or the previous user-defined value. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve Software Details Conflicts.

Updateable to Validated

You use the Resolve Conflict action and select the new categorization information received from System Center Online during the previous catalog update. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve Software Details Conflicts.

or

Updateable to User Defined

You use the Resolve Conflict action and select to use the previous user-defined value. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve Software Details Conflicts.

noteNote
Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, you can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.

See Also

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