Software Metering

The focus of software metering in Microsoft® Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is the collection and reporting of software program usage data. By using software metering data, you can determine how your organization uses software programs and help ensure software license compliance. You can combine software metering program usage data with software inventory data, product compliance data, hardware inventory data, and other SMS data to create comprehensive reports.

In This Chapter

  • Overview

  • Configuring and Using Software Metering

  • Scheduling Software Metering Maintenance Tasks

  • Best Practices

For an architectural overview of software metering, see Chapter 3, "Understanding SMS Features," in the Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Concepts, Planning, and Deployment Guide.

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