LANDesk has added the ability to auto-discover software products to their inventory process. Now when I look in SLM, I see lots of products and vendors and I would really like to clean up the names just like I can do for the inventory of a computer and Computer.Software.Packages and Computer.Software.Application Suites. How do I do that?
DTS can normalize the product information. There is a default rule called Normalize Product.Publisher that will normalize the product publisher. If you wish to normalize the Product Names as well, just create a new Normalize rule and when it asks for the attribute, put in Product.Product Name . Once you run the rule, you will need to exit the console and reload it to properly refresh the data in the console. NOTE: Because this data is stored separately from the inventory information for a PC, setting this rule Active will not work. You must either schedule the rule or periodically run it manually to normalize new products that get entered into the database.