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:
In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Software Metering.
Right-click Software Metering, click New, and then click Software Metering Rule.
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.
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 executable
file you want to meter. You can click Browse to display the
Open dialog box, in which you can select the executable file
Note 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.
Note 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
- 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.
- Name: The name of the software metering rule. This should be unique and descriptive.
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.