You can meter applications on Windows computers by monitoring the use of software or denying software from running. To meter applications, you create and configure the policies that run metering functions on target computers. You can define one or more applications in one policy.
See Denying applications.
To create and configure application metering policies
For example, to deny an application from running during business hours, click Only deny running, in the drop-down list, click During business hours and weekends, and then configure business hours and days according to your needs.
To track the usage events of the applications that are defined in the policy, check Record usage events, and then, in the drop-down lists, specify the event types that you want to record and the intervals when the records of events are sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
For example, to send an email that reports the denied application event, in the drop-down list, click Send an email, in the Mail Settings dialog box, type the recipient's email address in the E-mail ID field, type a subject and text for the email, and then click OK.