When you configure an application metering policy, you specify the metering options for applications to be monitored or denied. The options apply to all the applications that are defined in the policy.
Table: Application metering policy options
You can configure if and when the applications in this policy can run.
You can select the following options:
Allow: This option lets the application run at any time.
Only deny running: This option lets you deny applications on certain days or during certain times.
For example, you can deny an application from running during business hours.
Deny from running: This option prevents the application from running at all times.
Record usage events
You can enable application event tracking. This option lets you track the usage events of the applications that are defined in the policy. When a selected event occurs, a record of the event is sent to the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). You can view the events using reports.
You can select to record the following events:
For allowed applications:
Start and Stop events.
For scheduled denied applications:
Start and deny events.
This option generates start events during the allowed time and deny events during the denial time.
For denied applications:
You can also specify the following intervals when the events are sent to the CMDB:
All the application events that are generated for the metered applications are saved in a local queue file on the managed computer. Depending on the schedule selected, the batch of saved events is sent to the CMDB from the queue file. The data is sent at a random time each day or each week.
You can define the actions to be taken when a denied application attempts to run.
You can select from the following actions to occur when a denied application attempts to run:
Send an e-mail
When a user attempts to start a denied application, you can send an email that reports the denied application event. Enter the recipient's email address in the email ID field, and enter a subject and text for the email.
In addition to the other options, when a user attempts to start a denied application, you can prompt the user with a message.
To prompt the user with a message, check Inform user and enter the text of the message.
Add computer, group of computers or user.
You can select the target computers to which you want to apply this application metering policy.
For more information, see the topics about using policies in the Symantec Management Platform Help.
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