[BESAdmin-Announcements] BigFix DSS SAM Software Catalog November Update Now Available

Announcements for BES Administrators besadmin-announcements at bigmail.bigfix.com
Wed Nov 17 12:06:24 PST 2010

BigFix, An IBM Company, is pleased to announce the general availability of
the DSS SAM Software Catalog November Update.

Applicable DSS SAM versions: This Software Catalog upgrade file will work
with DSS SAM versions 1.1 and later. If you are currently running an
earlier version, please download the latest product release (DSS SAM
1.2.4), upgrade your server, and then apply the catalog update.

This catalog upgrade contains everything you need to bring DSS SAM 1.1 or
later up to date with the most comprehensive list of current software
publishers, software titles, software title versions, and application
signatures. If you choose to install the update, all customizations you
have already made to your catalog will remain intact.

The upgrade package, instructions for merging the update into your existing
deployment, and a complete list of catalog additions is available at the
same URL you received from BigFix Licensing when you were initially granted
your license for the product.

Installation time will vary according to a number of factors, such as
server activity. For most deployments, it should take just a few minutes to
download the package and apply the update to your DSS SAM server.

Remember, after any update to the DSS SAM Catalog, please check for changes
that may affect your inventory results by looking through the Contracts in
DSS SAM, checking the Ambiguous Entries list for items you may need to
tune, and examining the Unmapped Packages and Unmapped Executables for
items to add to the Catalog. These simple steps will ensure the Catalog
stays tuned for your environment.

In addition to regular periodic releases of the DSS SAM product, we also
expect to continue to provide software catalog updates on an approximately
monthly basis.

Thanks! We hope you find the updates valuable.

  -- The BigFix Product Team

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