Example validation state transitions for Asset Intelligence in System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Asset Intelligence validation states in System Center Configuration Manager are not static and can change from administrative actions that you take to affect the data that are stored in the Asset Intelligence catalog. This topic provides examples for possible validation state transitions.

Uncategorized catalog item is categorized by the administrative user

State transition State transition description
Uncategorized An inventoried software title that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or that the administrative user has entered into the Asset Intelligence catalog.
Uncategorized to UserDefined The uncategorized item is categorized by the administrative user.

Categorized catalog item is recategorized by the administrative user

State transition State transition description
Validated Catalog item has been defined by System Center Online researchers and is present in the Asset Intelligence catalog.
Validated to User Defined The validated catalog item is re-categorized by the administrative user.

Note

Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, the administrative user can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.

User-defined catalog item is recategorized by System Center Online

State transition State transition description
Uncategorized An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence catalog that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or the administrative user.
User Defined The uncategorized item is categorized by the administrative user.
User Defined to Updateable A user-defined catalog item has been categorized differently by System Center Online during subsequent manual bulk updates of the Asset Intelligence catalog.

The administrative user can use the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to decide whether to use the new categorization information or the previous user-defined value.
Updateable to Validated The administrative user uses the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to use the new categorization information received from System Center Online during the previous catalog update.
or
Updateable to User Defined The administrative user uses the Software Details Conflict Resolution dialog box to use the previous user-defined value.

Note

Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, the administrative user can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.

Uncategorized catalog item is submitted to System Center Online for categorization

State transition State transition description
Uncategorized An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence database that has not been previously categorized by System Center Online or the administrative user.
Uncategorized to Pending The uncategorized item is submitted to System Center Online for categorization by the administrative user.
Pending to Validated The item is categorized by System Center Online. The administrative user imports the item into the Asset Intelligence catalog by using a bulk catalog update or Asset Intelligence catalog synchronization. Both are available by using the Asset Intelligence synchronization point site system role.

User-defined catalog item is submitted to System Center Online for categorization

State transition State transition description
Uncategorized An inventoried software title is entered into the Asset Intelligence database that has not been previously categorized by an administrative user or System Center Online.
User Defined You categorized the uncategorized item.
User Defined to Pending You submit the user-defined item to System Center Online for categorization.
Pending to Updateable A user-defined catalog item has been categorized differently by System Center Online during subsequent catalog synchronization. You can use the Resolve Conflict action to decide whether to use the new categorization information or the previous user-defined value. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve software details conflicts.
Updateable to Validated You use the Resolve Conflict action and select the new categorization information received from System Center Online during the previous catalog update. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve software details conflicts.
or
Updateable to User Defined You use the Resolve Conflict action and select to use the previous user-defined value. For more information about resolving conflicts, see Resolve software details conflicts.

Note

Because categorization information obtained from System Center Online is stored in the database and cannot be deleted, you can revert back to the System Center Online categorization later.