Installing the Inventory and Application Metering Plug-ins
To gather inventory data on managed computers, you must install the Inventory Plug-in on target computers. To meter applications on managed computers, you must install the Application Metering Plug-in on target computers. These plug-ins work with the Symantec Management Agent to perform tasks on the target computers and communicate with Notification Server.
You use the following Inventory Solution plug-ins:
Application Metering Plug-in for Windows.
Application metering is a Windows-only feature and is supported on Windows XP and above client computers only. Symantec recommends that you do not install Application Metering Plug-in on Windows servers.
If you have Inventory Pack for Servers, you can also use the Inventory Pack for Servers Plug-in.
To install a plug-in, you configure the policy that installs the plug-in on target computers. You select the group of computers on which the policy runs and when it runs. If you choose a group that contains a computer that already has the plug-in installed, the task is ignored on that computer. When the policy is enabled, any new computer that is a member of the target group automatically has the plug-in installed on it.
By default, no plug-in installation policies are enabled. If you install Inventory Solution for the first time, you must manually enable the policies to install the Inventory and Application Metering Plug-ins.
Before performing this task, you must install the Symantec Management Agent on target computers.
This task is a step in the process for preparing managed computers for inventory and metering.