Client Actions: Software Metering Usage Report Cycle

This tool collects the data that allows you to monitor and client software usage.

How it does it:

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.

Navigation

Navigate to the Software Metering Usage Report Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions > Software Metering Usage Report Cycle:

Software Metering Usage Report Cycle Navigation

Screenshot

When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:

Software Metering Usage Report Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

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Microsoft Workstation Permissions

  • This action requires that the device you're targeting has a working ConfigMgr client installed. Additionally, the user running the ConfigMgr console will need to have administrator access to the remote device, and the remote WMI ports will need to be allowed through the firewall. If the "Ping Computer Before Running Tools" option is set, ICMP Echo will also need to be allowed through the firewall. If using a Recast Management Server with a proxy, the service account will need administrator permissions on the remote device. One way around some of the permissions requirements and firewall rules is installing the recast agent.