Login AM 2014 now has the capability to manage your media library (you can still use your own media library if you really want to, though).
This article explains how the media handling works in Login AM 2014.
The media library is a way to manage your media sources (e.g. installation sources for applications etc). By using the AM media library, you can use the following:
- Use relative file paths in your action items / custom settings
- Browse buttons in action items/custom settings use the media revision folder as starting point
- Export/Import packages/layers/collection including media file
Note: Be careful about distributing packages/layers/collection that include the media files, as a lot of software doesn't legally allow redistribution of the installation sources.
Import new media
To import new media to Login AM, go the Media node in the main navigation.
Click the Import new media action.
Provide the path, vendor, software, version and language of the media you are importing and click the Import button.
The end result should look like this:
Assigning media to a package
Now that the first revision of the media is added to AM, we can assign this media revision to a package. Do this by selecting a package and click the Assign Media action:
Select the media and revision you wish to use for this package and click OK.
Now that a media and revision is assigned to the package, the file and folder controls that are used in the package can use relative paths to locate the correct installer and the browse buttons open in the root of the media folder.
Adding a new revision of the media
Sometimes you are in the situation where you need to use a modified version of the media files for a specific environment (e.g. MST that's bundled with the media that needs to use different settings). Login AM allows you to import a new revision of the media.
Do this by clicking the Add new revision action and specify the path to the sources for the new revision as well as specifying the source of the modified version of the media files.
You should now have a second revision for the media, which can be assigned to packages.