To update the properties of an existing application:

  1. In the Shopping Admin console, click Applications.
  2. Right-click the application you want to modify (Adobe Reader in our example) on the right pane and from the context menu, choose Properties.
  3. The Application Properties dialog contains a number of tabs that allow you to modify various application properties. These values were originally defined in the New Application or New Configuration Manager wizard.

Some specific properties such as the Additional Notification Link and Translations can only be modified from the Properties dialog.

The General tab

In the General tab, you can modify the properties for:
Properties you can update in the General tab

The User Categories tab

The user categories you want the application associated with in the Shopping Web portal.
The user categories the application is made available to
Your options are:

If you do not choose a category, the application automatically appears in the Miscellaneous User category.

The Sites tab

Used to modify the Configuration Manager sites where the application is available in the Shopping Web portal. The user's computers must have the Configuration Manager client installed  – meaning that they belong to a particular Configuration Manager site.
The Configuration Manger sites the application is available in
Your options are:

The ConfigMgr tab

Only applicable to Configuration Manager applications. It lets you modify the uninstall options for the application. Ticking the Can be uninstalled checkbox lets you uninstall the application. For applications that use Package and Program or Task Sequence for installation, you can change the un-installation option to use either a package and program or task sequence.
Configuration Manager applications 

For Rental applications, you must Can be installed must be enabled so that the user can uninstall the application themselves when they are finished with it, thereby freeing up licenses for future use.

The AD tab

Use the AD tab to associate Active Director groups with the application where users or machines shopping for it automatically become members those groups and get their memberships revoked when the application is uninstalled.

Associating AD groups with the application

The Computer Categories tab

Used to manage computer category approvals for the application.
Managing computer category approvals
To enable this type of approvals:

  1. Tick the Enabled Computer Categories Approval check box.
  2. Tick the Select/Deselect All check box to include all the categories in the list.
  3. Include selective categories from the list by ticking the check box next to the category.
  4. Click OK.

The Approvers tab

Used to manager approvers for the application.
Associating approvers with the application
To enable approvals:

  1. Tick the Enable Approval checkbox.
  2. Choose the Approval Method (Any approver or chain of approvers).
  3. If the application only requires a one-time approval, tick the One Time Approval checkbox.
  4. To add an approver, drag and drop them from the the Available Approvals list to the Selected Approvers list. Alternatively, select the approvers to add from the Available Approvals list and click the button with the right pointing arrow.
  5. To remove approvers, drag and drop them from the Selected Approvers list to the Available Approvers list. Alternatively, select the approvers to remove from the Selected Approvers list and click the button with the left pointing arrow.
  6. Click OK

The Send Notification when Order Completed checkbox is only enabled when an application is not subject to approvals. It has more relevance for non-Configuration Manager applications and is used to send an email notification when an order has been processed. For example, if access to a specific share is granted to anyone who requests it, the notification email can be used to provide instructions for accessing the share when used in conjunction with the Additional Notification Link text in the General tab.

The Licensing tab

Managing the licensing aspects for the application in Configuration Manager sites which can be for all Configuration Manager sites or on a per-site basis.
Managing the application licensing attributes
When you define the licensing for a site, note the following:

The Rental tab

Only enabled for Configuration Manager applications if Can be uninstalled is checked Configuration Manager tab and for non-Configuration Manager applications if AD group membership is defined and Revoke group membership on uninstall is checked in the AD tab. It also enables an application or AD group membership to be shopped for on a rental basis. It means that users get the use of an application for a set period of time after which it will be uninstalled.

Managing the rental attributes of an application or AD group

Use this tab to determine if the application is exclusively for rental of if it can be purchased, set the rental period, set the extension duration and the maximum number of times it can be extended as a rental application. When you set the rental attributes for the application, note the following:

The Translations tab

Use this to manage localisation for application names and their descriptions. To add a translation:

  1. Click Add.
  2. From the Add Translations dialog, choose a language to add.
    Choosing a language to add from the Add Translations dialog 
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Translations tab, click Apply.
    Localising application names and descriptions

The Permissions tab

The permissions is used to manage permissions for users or groups so that they can see the application in the Shopping Web portal. To grant permissions to users or groups, click Add.
Managing Shopping Web portal view permissions for user and groups

  1. In the Select Users or Group dialog, enter the user or group you want to grant permission to.
    Granting view permissions to users or groups 
  2. Click OK.

To revoke permissions to existing users or groups:

  1. Select the user or group from list.
  2. Click Remove.

The Integration tab

The Integration tab is only visible if you integrate Shopping 5.3.100 with AppClarity 5.1 and migrate to the new catalog. The new catalog uses the vendor, title, version and edition to identify applications.
The integration tab
For example, to add the catalog mapping for Adobe Acrobat:

  1. Click the Vendor list and associate it with Adobe Systems Incorporated.
  2. Click the Title list and choose a title for it.
  3. Click the Version list and choose a version for it.
  4. Click the Edition list and choose one for it if it is available.
  5. Click OK. If the mapping already exists, you will be prompted to correct it.

To grant permissions to users or groups, click Add.