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Introduction

Metering application usage with CapaInstaller gives you the opportunity to harvest inactive licenses. The metering module collects information about the last application start time, start count, last usage minutes, etc.
 
Metering for an application can be made on a number of files. To define multiple metering points create a metering group and add multiple metering executable to the group.
 
E.g. for Microsoft Office 2007 it is possible to add the following applications:
 
Microsoft Office 2007 Excel (metering module excel.exe)
Microsoft Office 2007 Winword (metering module winword.exe)
Microsoft Office 2007 Powerpoint (metering module powerpnt.exe)
Etc.
 
If metering history is enabled historic information is collected and stored in the database
 
Note:
We recommend you have read the metering description before setting up any of this.


Enable metering on a software package

Step

Action

1

Click on.
 

2

Go to the Application groups folder, find the application group you want to run metering on.
 

3

Right-click on the application group and click Metering executable.
 

4

Type in the metering executable and version, and click Add.

 

5

Enter changelog description

6Click OK to save the changes


 
Enable metering history

Step

Action

1

Click on.
 

2

Go to Application group folders, find the application group you want to run metering history on.
 

3

Right-click on the Application group and click Enable Metering history. If the application group does not have metering executable applied, the Metering executable form will be displayed.
 






If you want to...

You can...

Stop metering

Right-click on the application group and click Stop Metering.
 

Create a new application group

Create an application group to see how.
 

Change metering executable

Right-click on the application group, click Metering Executable and add or remove the executable file for the software.
 

Save metering history

Right-click on the Application group, click Properties and check the Save metering history checkbox.
 

Enable Citrix metering

Right-click on the Application group click Properties and check the Enable Citrix metering check box.
 

See properties for an Application group

Right-click on the Application group, click Properties for description Metering properties.
 



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