How to Create Custom Software Categories

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Using the Software Categories node located under the Customize Catalog Configuration Manager console node, administrators can create custom software categories 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 categories.

To create a custom software category

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

  2. Right-click Software Categories, and click New Category to start the New Software Category Wizard.


    If the Configuration Manager console action pane is displayed, the New Software Category Wizard can also be started by clicking New Category in the action pane.

  3. On the General page of the New Software Category Wizard, specify a name for the new software category and, optionally, a description.


    The validation state for all new custom software categories is always user-defined.

  4. On the Summary page of the New Software Category Wizard, review the new software category information you have specified to ensure it is correct before continuing. If changes need to be made, click Previous to return to the General page.

See Also


How to Manage Software Categories

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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