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Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Administration Cookbook by Brian Mason, Greg Ramsey

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Managing software metering

Use softwaremetering to monitor and collect software usage data on CM12 clients. Software metering reports can help you identify targets for removal of excess software, which helps you re-allocate software to required users, and reduce costs.

We're going to walk through the process to get you up and running with software metering.

Getting ready

Before we configure any software metering rules, we should ensure that metering is enabled. With CM12, we can enable metering on all systems by using the Default Client Settings or as a Custom Client Device Setting targeted to one or more collections of systems. For example, with a custom setting, you could enable metering on a workstation collection so that server systems do not ...

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