What do I need to know about the 6.1 SP1 release of the Altiris ® Application Metering Solution™ software?
Application Metering Solution lets you discover and monitor applications on managed computers. When you monitor an application, you can deny its use. If you use Application Metering Solution with Altiris® Inventory Solution® software, you can determine which installed applications are not being used so that you can uninstall them and use them elsewhere.
To install or upgrade Application Metering Solution
When you install Application Metering Solution, it also installs any dependencies that are not already installed. This includes a non-functioning version of Altiris® Patch Management SolutionTM software. Patch Management Solution is a dependency because it installs some core requirements used by certain features of Application Metering Solution. Altiris® Package Rule Management software is also a dependency of Application Metering Solution.
If you have Patch Management Solution 6.1 installed, it is upgraded to 6.2.
Application Metering Solution Configuration Page
The following changes were made on the Application Metering Solution Configuration page in the Summary Data section:
When you install Application Metering Solution 6.1 SP1, the above settings will override any settings that were previously set. If these default settings do not meet your needs, be sure to change them.
Application Monitor Policies
The performance has been improved when you monitor an application using the Known as field on the Application Definition Details dialog.
When you add an application definition on the Application Monitor Configuration page, if you specify a value for the Known as field on the Application Definition Details dialog, the value you specify must match exactly the know as value for the application in the auditpls.ini file. Example: For Internet Explorer, the auditpls.ini file has the known as entry IEXPLORE=Internet Explorer*. To create an application definition for Internet Explorer using the Known as field, you would need to enter Internet Explorer*.
Altiris Console 6.5
The documentation has been updated to include instructions for both the Altiris Console 6.0 and the Altiris Console 6.5.
The following issues were resolved in this release. For additional information regarding a fixed issue, click on the Article ID link.
If you upgrade from 6.0 and you had created a notification policy in 6.0 that generates a report, then you will have to reconnect the report to the policy. Application Metering Solution Product Guide To access contextual online help from the Altiris Console: (Altiris Console 6.5.) Select Help > Context. To access an index of all installed help from the Altiris Console: Altiris Information Resources
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Application Metering Solution Product Guide
To access contextual online help from the Altiris Console:
(Altiris Console 6.5.) Select Help > Context.
To access an index of all installed help from the Altiris Console:
Altiris Information Resources