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Software Groups

Desktop Central allows administrators to group software that have to be seen as a single group. For example, if you have different versions of Microsoft Office installed in your network and you wish to view all the Microsoft Office installations as a single software, you can group all the Microsoft Office versions and create a group. This way it is very easy to manage your software licenses. Software groups can be used to,

  • Prohibit Software - Utilize software groups to prohibit all the versions of a software.
  • Manage Licenses - Using software groups, you can manage licenses of different versions of a software.
  • Generate combined reports - Create combined software reports for all the versions of a software easily using the software groups.

Create software group

  1. Navigate to Manage Licenses from Inventory tab.

  2. Click Group Software  to list all the software groups that have been created. Click Add Software Group to create a software group.

  3. This opens the Add/Modify Software Groups dialog listing all the commercial and non-commercial software installed in your network.

  4. Specify a name for this group.

  5. Select the software that you wish to group and move them to the Grouped Software list. The software category and the prohibited status of the first software in the selected list will apply to all the software of that group. You can change the position of the software in the selected list by selecting the software and clicking the arrow button on the right.

  6. After selecting the required software, click Save.

Modify software group

  1. Navigate to Manage Licenses from Inventory tab.

  2. Click Group Software to list all the software groups that have been created.

  3. Click the Edit icon from the Actions column of the group that you want to edit.

  4. Add or remove the software from the group and click Save.

Delete software group

  1. Navigate to Manage Licenses from Inventory tab.

  2. Click Group Software. This will list all the software groups that have been created.

  3. Click the Delete icon from the Actions column of the group that you want to delete.