The Config Mgr Asset Intelligence catalog is a set of database tables stored in the site database that contain categorization and identification information for over 300,000 software titles and versions.
Asset Intelligence catalog updates that contain newly released software are available for download periodically to perform bulk catalog updates. The catalog can also be dynamically updated by using the Asset Intelligence synchronization point site system role.
Part 21 decribes the configuration of this role
Right click on Site Server and choose Add Site System Role
Verify the server details
Enter your proxy settings (not required for my configuration). Note that traffic between the site server and the Microsoft online catalog servers should be unfiltered by the proxy server (add a whitelist).
Choose Asset Intelligence Synchronization Point
Enable the sync schedule
Finish the wizard
Right click to Enable the Sync Point and synchronise for the first time