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Metering applications using predefined application metering policies

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Application metering is only available on Windows computers.

You use several predefined application metering policies if you want to meter common applications such as Microsoft Office products. You can configure predefined policies to meet your needs. If you want to configure predefined policies, Symantec recommends that you clone an original predefined policy and then configure the copy.

For application metering policies to work, you must have the Symantec Management Agent, Inventory Plug-in, and Application Metering Plug-in installed on target computers.

This task is a step in the process for metering and denying applications.

See Metering applications

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

See Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering

To turn on predefined application metering policies

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Policies.

  2. In the left pane, expand Software > Application Metering > Samples, and then click the predefined application metering policy that you want to use.

  3. On the policy page, turn on the policy.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  4. Click Save changes.

To clone and configure predefined application metering policies

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, browse to the predefined application metering policy that you want to clone.

  2. Right-click the policy, and click Clone.

  3. Give the cloned policy a unique name, and click OK.

  4. On the policy page, configure the policy options according to your needs.

    See Metering applications using custom application metering policies

  5. On the policy page, turn on the policy.

    At the upper right of the page, click the colored circle, and then click On.

  6. Click Save changes.

The next step is to wait for the client computers to receive the new policy and report the specified software usage, and then view the data that is stored in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

See Viewing inventory data in reports