Product compliance types are broad categories within which all
software installed on SMS site servers and clients can be tested. For
example, you might want to know which computers and software in
your organization might be affected by the Year
2000 problem. Similarly, you might want to know which systems
in your organization are not equipped to do business in the new
European currency, the Euro. You can create
new product compliance types at any time by adding information to
the product compliance database.
Important Each product
listed for a product compliance type must be given exactly the same
type name in the database. For example, "Euro" and "ECU" will
reflect two separate product compliance types.
Product compliance levels
Product compliance levels are determined within a single
product compliance type. This category reflects how well the listed
products reflect compliance within the type. For example, five
product compliance levels are possible for the Year 2000 compliance
type: Compliant, Compliant with minor issues, Not compliant, Not
yet tested, and Will not test. Other product compliance types might
have the same or similar product compliance levels.
compliance levels must be entered into the product compliance
database in exactly the same way for each instance of a product
compliance type. If "will never test" is entered for one product,
and "never test" is entered for a second product, the products will
be listed with different compliance levels.