Topic last updated—January 2008

Using the Software Families node located under the Customize Catalog Configuration Manager console node, administrators can create custom software families used to group software title information stored in the Asset Intelligence catalog.

The information in this topic applies only to Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 and later.

Use the following procedure to create custom Asset Intelligence catalog software families.

To create a custom software family

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database (<site code> - <site name>) / Computer Management / Asset Intelligence / Customize Catalog / Software Families.

  2. Right-click Software Families, and click New Family to start the New Software Family Wizard.

    If the Configuration Manager console action pane is displayed, the New Software Category Wizard can also be started by clicking New Family in the action pane.
  3. On the General page of the New Software Family Wizard, specify a name for the new software family, and optionally, a description.

    The validation state for all new custom software families is always user-defined.
  4. On the Summary page of the New Software Family Wizard, review the new software family information you have specified to ensure that it is correct before continuing. If changes need to be made, click Previous to return to the General page.

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