An Operating System (OS henceforth) is a virtual entity that is installed onto a computer. Each OS can have different sub components associcated with it, mainly: Installed Software andLicenses, Installed Patches, and defined Network Data. The OS menu allows you to manage all Operating Systems and all their sub components.

List Operating Systems List
When first accessing the OS menu, or when clicking the list button - a listbox will appear allowing to choose which OS type to show. This listbox will appear on top of all OS lists to allow for easy navigation. The OS Types are editable using the "Manage Types" menu.

The list displayed is standard, allowing to view information about the OS, and access to edit and delete functions. OS is displayed by type which is shown on top of the list. If more than one type is shown, clicking on a type will show only OS of that type.

Search Search Operating Systems
The OS Search dialog allows to display the OS depending on defined search criteria. The following search cirteria are supported:
Note, that similar fields are desbribed together in the list below, although they are not dependant in any way in search request - meaning you can search them independently of each other
Add Adding an OS
Clicking the 'Add' button on the top toolbar will start the 'Add Operating System' dialog. Here is a decription of the fields in the form:
Copy Copy an OS
The copy button allows you to make a copy of an OS in one easy step. When copied, a new OS record identical to the old one will be created: All OS data will be copied, changing the OS install date to the copy date, changing the 'Installed By' field to the user performing the copy operation, and copying all associated data: Network, Software & Licenses, and patches installed. Note, that currently (version 0.81) license data for installed software is not copied, rather, the new OS will have no licenses associated with the software installed on it. (This does not apply to the license associated directly with the OS itself, that license is copied and updated).
You can perform the copy operation by clicking the OS you wish to copy in the list, and then click the 'Copy' button on the toolbar. You will be presented with a popup dialog requesting the following information:
Edit Editing an OS
Editing an OS opens the same basic dialog as 'Add OS', but allows to perform additional operation on an existing OS: you are allowed to edit sub components: Network Data, Installed Software & Licenses and Installed Patches. Assign Clicking the 'Edit' icon on the right side of each section will open a popup dialog which will allow you to edit the respective sub component.
Delete Deleting an OS
You can delete an OS by selecting it from the list and clicking the delete button. You'll be requested to confirm the action. The deletion process will delete the OS record itself, with all sub components: Associated Software & Licenses, Patches and Network Data.