Use the Create Software Metering Rule Wizard to create a new software metering rule for your System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site. The following procedure provides the necessary steps to create a new software metering rule.
To create a software metering rule
In the Configuration Manager console, click Assets and Compliance.
In the Assets and Compliance workspace, click Software Metering.
On the Home tab, in the Create group, click Create Software Metering Rule.
On the General page of the Create Software Metering Rule Wizard, specify the following information:
- Name - The name of the software
metering rule. This should be unique and descriptive.
Note Software metering rules can share the same name if the file name contained in the rules is different.
- File Name - The name of the program
file that you want to meter. You can click Browse to display
the Open dialog box, in which you can select the program
file to use.
Note If you type the executable file name in the File name box, no checks are carried out to determine whether this file exists or whether it contains the necessary header information. When possible, click Browse and select the executable file to be metered.Wildcard characters are not permitted in the file name.This box is optional if a value for Original file name is specified.
- Original File Name - The name of the
executable file that you want to meter. This name matches
information in the header of the file, not the file name 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.
Note Wildcard characters are not permitted in the original file name.This box is optional if a value for File Name is specified.
- Version - The version of the
executable file you that 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 the current locale
of the operating system you are using. If you select an executable
file to be metered by clicking the Browse button, this box
is automatically filled if language information is present in the
header of the file. To meter all language versions of a file,
select Any in the drop-down list.
- Description - An optional description
for the software metering rule.
- Apply this software metering rule to the
following clients – Select whether you want to apply the
software metering rule to all clients in the hierarchy or to the
clients that are assigned to the site specified in the Site
- Name - The name of the software metering rule. This should be unique and descriptive.
To continue, click Next.
Review and confirm the settings and then complete the wizard to create the software metering rule. The new software metering rule is displayed in the Software Metering node in the Assets and Compliance workspace.