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Defining applications to meter or deny

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Application metering and denial is only available on Windows computers.

When you configure an application metering policy, you define the applications you want to meter by creating application definitions. For every metering policy, you can define one or more applications. To create application definitions, you specify a set of definition details for each application.

Before you perform this step, ensure that you have prepared managed computers for metering.

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

To define applications to meter or deny

  1. Open an application metering or blacklisting policy.

    See Metering applications using custom application metering policies

    See Denying applications using the predefined Blacklisted Applications policy

    See Denying applications using custom application metering policies

  2. On the policy page, on the Software tab, click the Add drop-down list, and then do one of the following:.

    • Click Rule, in the Application Definition Details dialog box, type the application definition details, and then click OK.

      In the Application Definition Details dialog box, you can manually create your own application definitions. The application definition detail fields are case-sensitive.

      This method is useful for defining the software applications that are not already installed on computers on your network. For example, you can deny applications such as games or P2P file-sharing programs before they are ever used.

    • Click Software, in the Select Software dialog box, click the application that you want to meter or deny, and then click OK.

      In the Select Software dialog box, you can choose applications from a list of known software programs that are defined in the Software Catalog. The list generally contains the software that is already installed on computers on your network. The list may contain multiple versions of the same application.

      This method is useful to quickly include a known software application without manually configuring application definition details. However, the known application definition details may be too specific. For example, application definitions may be version-specific, especially those using known software application details. If you use a known application from the Software drop-down list, you may need to edit application definition details.

    See About defining applications to meter or deny

  3. (Optional) To edit application definition details, do the following:

    • On the Software tab, click the application detail that you want to edit, and then click the Edit symbol.

    • In the Application Definition Details dialog box, edit the application definition details, and then click OK.

  4. Add all of the application definitions that you want to meter or deny using this policy.

  5. Click Save changes.