License

SCCM-Software Metering

Hi All, Every time I go to customer, majority (if not all), do not use this feature. This is really frustrating for me, because this is one of the features that I love. I normally understand why and I can summarize in the following list: 1- Customer does not know this feature even exist 2- Customer does not need this feature 3- Customer has already other software that does the same thing So let’s detail each point 1- Customer does not know this feature even exist This is a common scenario, SCCM is a huge, massive product with lots of features, not everyone know every single feature. So if you (or your company) does not know, this is what Software Metering is: “Use software metering in System Center Configuration Manager to monitor and collect software usage data from Windows PCs.” 2- Customer does not need this feature Not a common…

SCCM 2012 – Uninstall not used application

Hi All, I often get asked questions about license management. SCCM, with the help of Asset Intelligence, can generate reports of licenses for Microsoft and non-Microsoft. Microsoft license is easy, it automatically connect to Volume License website and sync the data down, it means it will download your license information and not upload it. For non-Microsoft software, you can create a csv file and import it into the SCCM, easy isn’t it. However, SCCM will not do anything else, it means it will not automatically deny access to an application because you don’t have enough licenses as well as it will not automatically uninstall a not-used application, you need to do this management. Of course, the 1st is quite easy, for all paid apps (of course you’ll not do it for non-paid apps), you create a deployment that require authorisation. Once done, you can create a script do authorise only…