How do I baseline Software Definitions downloaded from CIC Software Content download ?

Document ID : KB000010971
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

There are times where it is necessary to manually import ('baseline') Software Definitions

created by the Software Content Download process (Via Content Import Client [CIC]). 

Question:

How do I baseline Software Definitions downloaded from CIC Software Content download ?

Environment:
CA Client Automation - All Versions
Answer:
  1. To baseline CIC, on the Domain Manager or Enterprise Server, navigate to the ..\CA\SC\CIC directory and create a folder named "Baseline".

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  2. In the extracted installation media, browse to the \WindowsProductFiles_x86\CIC\baseline directory and copy the files from this directory to the newly created "Baseline" folder created in step 1.

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  3. Trigger the Content Download job to run again.

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    The process will start to copy files into the \SC\CIC\staging directory on the Domain Manager. This will take some time.
  4. The "Baseline" folder will be deleted upon completion.

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  5. New signatures should now be visible in DSM Explorer.
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