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How to Add a Software Metering Rule

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

The New Software Metering Rule Wizard leads you through the process of creating a new software metering rule for your Configuration Manager 2007 site. The following procedure provides the steps necessary to create a new software metering rule.

To add a new software metering rule:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Metering.

  2. Right-click Software Metering, click New, and then click Software Metering Rule.

  3. On the General page of the New Software Metering Rule Wizard, specify the following information:

    • Name: The name of the software metering rule. This should be unique and descriptive.

      noteNote
      Software metering rules can share the same name if the file name contained in the rules is different.

    • File Name: The name of the executable file you want to meter. You can click Browse to display the Open dialog box, in which you can select the executable file to use.

      noteNote
      If you type the executable name into the File name field, no checks are carried out to determine whether this file exists or whether it contains the necessary header information. When possible, use the Browse button to specify the executable file to be metered.

      Wildcard characters are not permitted in the file name.

      This field is optional if a value for Original file name is specified.

    • Original File Name: The name of the executable file you want to meter. This name is matched to information in the header of the file, not the filename itself so that it can be useful in cases where the executable file has been renamed but you want to meter it by the original name.

      noteNote
      Wildcard characters are not permitted in the original file name.

      This field is optional if a value for File Name is specified.

    • Version: The version of the executable file you want to meter. You can use the wildcard character (*) to represent any string of characters or the wildcard character (?) to represent any single character. If you want to meter for all versions of an executable file, use the default value (*).

    • Language: The language of the executable file to meter. The default value is English (United States). If you select an executable file to be metered by using the Browse button, this field is automatically filled if language information is present in the header of the file. To meter all language versions of a file, select - Any - from the drop-down list.

    • Comment: An optional description for the software metering rule.

    • Site Code: The Configuration Manager 2007 site code that the software metering rule will apply to.

    • This rule applies to the specified site and all its child sites: Indicates whether the software metering rule will apply to all lower level Configuration Manager 2007 or Systems Management Server 2003 sites, in addition to the site code specified in Site code.

    • To continue, click Next.

  4. On the Security page of the New Software Metering Rule Wizard, specify an optional class and instance security rights for this software metering rule and then click Finish.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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