Associating Minor Software Versions


    ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus - MSP allows you to group minor versions of a software under a major version.

    For e.g. A company buys AdobePhotoshop 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.

    If Adobephotoshop 7.0 is installed in two different machines and 7.1 & 7.2 is installed in other two different machines. On scanning for Adobe Photoshop software before grouping, the ServiceDesk Plus - MSP shows the list as different single entries. The purchased licenses for the software would be as' 4 ' for the version 7.0 and ' 0 ' purchases for other versions (7.1 & 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.   

    1. Log in to ServiceDesk Plus - MSP application using your user name and password.

    2. Click the Assets tab in the header pane. This opens the assets home page.

    3. Click Software title under Resources block. Click Scanned Software link. This opens software list view page.

    4. Click the software name. This opens the software details page.  

    5. Click on the Actions tab on the right hand side upper corner of the page. Click Associate Minor Versions option. This opens Associate minor versions page.

    6. 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.        

    7. Click Save button. You can see all the added minor versions getting displayed in the software details page under the title Software - All Versions. 










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