As the name of the product suggests, Configuration Manager enables you to inventory and manage the configuration of managed client devices. Hardware and software inventory allow you to generate a detailed picture of the hardware and software configurations of the client devices that Configuration Manager manages. Software Metering is a feature that enables you to track how applications on managed clients are being utilized. You can then use the reporting functionality in Configuration Manager to generate detailed reports using the information that has been collected.
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