Inventory Management - Manage Software Category Manage Software Category

Desktop Central allows you to categorize the software installed in your network in any of the pre-defined categories. You also have an option to create your own categories and add software to it.

Desktop Central comes with the following pre-defined software categories: Accounting, Database, Development, Driver, Game, Graphics, Internet, Multimedia, and Others. You can modify/delete or assign software to these categories. You can also create your own category.

To add a new software category:

  1. Click the Inventory tab to view the Inventory Summary
  2. Click the Manage Software Category link from the left pane available under Actions / Settings. This will list all the software categories that have been added, including the pre-defined categories. Click the Create New Category to add a new category.
  3. Specify a name for the category.
  4. The details of the software available in your network is listed below. Select the software that have to assigned to this new category and click >> button. This is optional. When you do not select any software, an empty category gets created and you can assign software to this category later.
  5. Click Update. The new category gets added to the table below.

 To modify a software category:

  1. Click the Inventory tab to view the Inventory Summary
  2. Click the Manage Software Category link from the left pane available under Actions / Settings. This will list all the software categories that have been added, including the pre-defined categories. Click the Edit icon from the Actions column of the category that you want to edit.
  3. Rename the category and/or add/remove software to/from this category and click Update.
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To delete a software category:

  1. Click the Inventory tab to view the Inventory Summary
  2. Click the Manage Software Category link from the left pane available under Actions / Settings. This will list all the software categories that have been added, including the pre-defined categories.
  3. Click the delete icon from the Actions column to delete individually or select the categories that you wish to delete and click Delete Category.
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