Associate Software Minor Versions
With ManageEngine AssetExplorer, you can group all minor versions of the software under the major version.
Say, A company buys Adobe Photoshop 7.0 with 4 licenses. The license is applicable for both 7.1 and 7.2 versions and vice versa. In this case 7.0 is the major version and 7.1 and 7.2 are the minor versions. The licenses purchased are the same for all the three versions.
Assume Adobe Photoshop 7.0 is installed in two different workstations, and 7.1 and 7.2 are installed in two other separate workstations. On performing a scan before grouping, AssetExplorer shows the list as different single entries. The purchased license for the software is displayed as '4' for the version 7.0 and '0' purchased for the other versions (7.1 and 7.2)
Using Associate minor versions option you can group 7.1 & 7.2 minor versions under 7.0 major version. This shows the software list to be a single entry with the number of purchased licenses and installations. Thus helps you in avoiding individual entry for each version of the software. And also helps in easier management of the installed software for the assetmanager.
Click Software title under Assets block. Click Scanned Software link. This opens software list view page.
Click the software name. This opens the software details page.
Click Actions tab on the right hand side upper corner of the page. Click Associate Minor Versions option. This opens Associate minor versions page.
Select the managed software (licensed) to be grouped of minor versions from the list. Click >> button to move the selected managed software to the Version Group list. By moving the selected managed software under Version Group, all the minor versions will be associated with the major version.
Click Save button. You can see all the added minor versions getting displayed in the software details page under the title Software - All Versions.