About application metering start, stop, and denial events
Application metering is only available on Windows computers.
Inventory Solution provides the application metering policy option Record usage events that lets you track the usage events of the applications that are defined in the policy.
When the Record usage events option is enabled, and a user of a managed computer starts or stops a metered application, an event is generated. When a user tries to use a denied application, a denial event is generated. Every start event has a stop event or becomes a denial event. After the events are sent to the CMDB, you can generate reports to view this data.
Application Metering Plug-in sends the events to the CMDB in a batch at a specified interval.
If the Symantec Management Agent cannot connect to the CMDB, the managed computer saves the information locally and sends it later.
If a managed computer terminates abnormally, then the next time it starts, Application Metering Plug-in does the following:
Determines which applications were running when the computer was terminated
Generates the appropriate stop events
When you view a managed computer in the Resource Manager, you can view application metering start and stop events data by clicking View > Events, and then expanding Data Classes > Inventory > Application metering.
Table: Application metering start events data
Resource guid that is generated by using various attributes of a file. For example, its internal name, manufacturer, version etc.
Resource guid that is generated for a specific user on a domain.
Process ID of the application.
Name of the application metering policy.
Date and time of the event.
9/03/2012 9:51:18 A.M.
The GUID of the policy that caused the event to be generated.
The command-line options that are used to start the application.
Specifies whether this event is a denial event.
0 = not a denial event
1 = denial event
Path to the application file on the managed computer.