About metering and tracking usage of the managed software products in the enhanced Symantec Management Console Software view
|Article:HOWTO63576|||||Created: 2011-12-16|||||Updated: 2012-04-20|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63576|
You see the enhanced views in Symantec Management Console if you install Symantec Management Platform 7.1 SP2 and any of the following full suites:
By using the enhanced Software view to meter and track usage of the managed software products, you can track the following events:
The software-based usage tracking option lets you associate the key program file information that application metering records to a metered software component. The software component is associated to a managed software product. Due to these associations the option helps you track software usage at the product level instead of the file level. For example, you can track Microsoft Office 2008 as a separate software product. You can see it in usage tracking reports as Microsoft Office 2008, not as
The program files that you want to meter get updated or patched regularly, and their names and versions can change. When you run software inventory, such files are reported as new program files. Inventory Solution lets you automatically meter the new key program files together with the metered software components and software products. The predefined nightly task NS.Nightly schedule to associate Software component to software product automatically associates the new program files with software components.
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