Edit application

  1. On the Applications menu, click List all applications or Search for applications and find one or more applications to be edited.

  2. To edit one application: 

    1. Click the application row.

      The Application detail view appears.

    2. On the context menu, click Edit application.

  3. To edit several applications at the same time:

    1. Select the applications.

    2. Click Edit applications on the context menu.

      The Multiple application editing view appears.

  4. Edit the information in the fields on the tabs according to the following sections.

  5. Click Save.

General info tab

To edit additional information about the application, edit the settings on the General info tab:

  1. Type a Description of the application.

  2. Type Serial numbers/license keys for easy access during installation/reinstallation.

  3. In the Media box, type information on storage location of the installation media.

  4. In the System owner boxes, type information on whom to get in contact with in case of any questions or issues with this specific application.

License settings tab

To select and enter license related information, edit the settings on the License settings tab.

License information

Depending on selected metric a number of available fields and options will be displayed in the License information section.

  • Metric: Custom compare values

    If the metric is set to Custom compare values, select a Custom compare value type in the list.

  • Metric: Number of processors, Number of processor cores

    If the metric is set to Number of processors or Number of processor cores, define the minimum number of licenses per computer that is required for the application according to the license agreement. Type the quantity in the Minimum number of licenses box.

  • Metric: Users

    If the metric is set to Users, select a Metric setting in the list.

    Metric setting

    Description

    Usage within metering period

    All users that have used the application within the specified metering period (see below).

    All primary users

    The primary user (most frequent user based on logon information) of a computer that has the application installed, whether or not the user has actually used the application in question.

    All computer users

    All users that have logged on to a computer that has the application installed, whether or not the users have actually used the application in question.

  • Metric: Users, Devices, Concurrent users, Concurrent devices

    If the metric is set to Users, Devices, Concurrent users or Concurrent devices, select a metering Period in the list.

    Note

    For the metric Users the metering Period list is only available if Usage within metering period is selected.

    Table 18. Metering periods for the metrics Users, Devices, Concurrent users, and Concurrent devices.

    Metering period

    Description

    Example

    Use system default

    System default is Current month and is determined by the Basic setting NI_COMPARE_PERIOD in Snow MACC.

    Note

    Since the Data Update Job runs only once a day (by default at 9:00 PM) the usage for the “current date” will not be reported until the next day. Hence, when the current date is the first of the month, usage of the previous month will be used in the calculations instead.

    Example 1:

    Current date = 24th of September

    Metering period = 1st of September to 24th of September

    Example 2:

    Current date = 1st of September

    Metering period: 1st of August to 31st of August

    Continuous

    Data for current date and X number of days back in time, where X is defined in the Interval (days) box.

    Current date = 24th of September

    X = 60 days

    Metering period = 27th of July to 24th of September

    Periodical incl. current month

    Data for the last day of the previous month and X number of days back in time, where X Is defined in the Interval (days) box, plus data for the currrent month.

    Current date = 24th of September

    X = 60 days

    Metering period = 3rd of July to 24th of September (24 + 60 = 84 days)



Downgrade rights path

Select number of previous versions a downgrade can be made to from the Downgrade rights path list.

License settings

The additional settings on the License settings tab are described in the following table.

Additional setting

Description

Release date

The Software Recognition Service provides the General Availability Date for each application. To override this global release date, enter a Release date.

Application cost

PVU

CAL (Client Access License)

Type an estimated cost for each license in the box. The value is used for creating cost estimations of over- and under-licensing and total cost for installations, devices, users etc.

Select Currency. The currency does not have to be the same as the currency selected in your user settings.

Enable secondary use rights

To enable secondary use rights for this application, select the check box.

Allow simultaneous multiple versions

To set that only one license is required for a computer with multiple versions of the application installed, select the Allow simultaneous multiple versions check box.

Despite being selected, the feature is enabled only when there is a license that covers the local installations. Before a license is added, both versions will be displayed as requiring a license on the computer. This is done because the right of running multiple simultaneous versions on one computer is covered by the license, not by the application.

Allow simultaneous multiple editions

To set that only one license is required for a computer with multiple editions of the application, select the Allow simultaneous multiple editions check box.

Other settings tab

To select how alerts should be used, edit the settings on the Other settings tab.

When an alert is excluded, potential over-licensing or under-licensing will be displayed in the Applications details view, but it will not be shown as an alert.

Downgrade paths tab

Use the fields on the Downgrade paths tab to manually add versions within the application family that this application is valid to downgrade to. The application versions can be listed in relative order to define the downgrade path.

Note

A manual downgrade path will override cross edition rights and downgrade paths identified by the Software Recognition Service.

Add application:

  1. In the Available applications list, select the application to be added.

  2. Click the Add ButtonAdd icon.

    The application is moved to the The application is valid for downgrade to list.

Change downgrade order:

  1. In the The application is valid for downgrade to list, select the application to be moved.

  2. Click the Up ButtonUp or Down ButtonDown icons to move the application up or down in the list.

Remove application:

  1. In The application is valid for downgrade to list, select the application to be removed.

  2. Click the Remove ButtonRemove icon.

    The application is moved to the Available applications list.

Program files tab

The information on the Program files tab shows all identified inventoried program files and registry keys that are linked to the application. No changes can be made on this tab.

Custom information tab

Use the Custom information, to add custom fields and change the values in the custom fields. Only custom fields that are created for the Application category are available.

For more information, see Custom fields.

Compare values tab

The Compare values tab is available for the metric Custom compare values, and if this metric is not connected to a custom field.

Use the Compare values tab to specify the quantity per organization of the custom compare value type selected in the License settings tab.

To edit the settings on the Compare values tab:

  1. To add organization node and quantity:

    1. In the list, click the check boxes to select the organization nodes to be added, and then click OK.

    2. Click Add.

      The selected organization nodes are added to the view.

    3. Type a custom compare value for the organization node in the Quantity box.

  2. To change quantity, type a new custom compare value for the selected organization node in the Quantity box.

  3. To remove organization node, click the Remove RemoveWhite icon to the right of the organization node to be removed.

Example 70. Monitor compliance for Exchange email accounts

The license requirement for Client access licenses (CALs) for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 cannot be discovered by Snow Inventory agents. A metric called Exchange CAL is therefore defined to monitor the compliance for Exchange email accounts.

The following steps are performed to monitor the compliance for the application Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard User CAL:

  1. Create a new custom compare value called Exchange CAL according to Custom compare value types.

  2. Navigate to the application details view for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard User CAL.

  3. Click Edit application.

  4. On the License settings tab, set the Metric to Custom compare values, and set the Custom compare value type to Exchange CAL.

  5. On the Compare values tab, specify the number of Exchange email accounts for each organization node and for this application.

  6. Click Save.

  7. On the context menu, click Add application license.

    The Add license view appears.

  8. In the Quantity box, type the number of CALs purchased.

  9. Click Save and then select Recalculate compliance from the dropdown menu underneath your username.

  10. On the Allocation tab, analyze the compliance for the application.



Store tab

Use the Store tab to specify whether this application should be available for order in Software Store or not. Available software is indicated by the information message Available in Software Store in the application details view.

Note

The Store tab is only available if the setting SOFTWARE_STORE_OPTION_ACTIVE has been enabled, and if the logged in user has the required permissions to administer applications in the Software Store. Settings and permissions are managed in Snow MACC.

To make an application available and to define how it will be displayed in the Software Store:

  1. Select the Available in Software Store check box.

    Input fields are enabled.

  2. In the Name box, optionally change the application name. This name will be displayed in the Software Store.

  3. Type a Description of the application which will be displayed in the Software Store.

  4. Click Browse to upload an application Image.

  5. Type a Cost and a Rental cost for the application.

    Note that these costs are set using the base currency of Snow License Manager.

  6. If orders of this application needs approval from a Group Manager, select the Require organizational approval check box.

  7. If orders of this application needs approval from the application owner, select the Require application owner approval check box. Type the Application owner’s AD username in the box that is displayed.

  8. Select how this application will be provisioned from the Provisioning type list, and type the related Identifier (AD group).

  9. From the Publish level list, select the actions that will be available for this application in the Software Store.

  10. For additional Uninstall options, click Change (the button is only enabled when Publish level is set to Uninstall or Install and Uninstall). Select one of the following settings:

    • No limited use: The application will not be automatically uninstalled.

    • Uninstall this application based on time: The application will be automatically uninstalled from the user’s computer after a set number of days.

      A notification can be sent to the user before the application is removed. Optionally, the user can be offered to extend the subscription with a number of days.

    • Uninstall this application based on usage: The application will be automatically uninstalled from the user’s computer if it has not been used for a set number of days.

      A notification can be sent to the user before the application is removed.

      Note

      The number of days must be less than specified in the setting METERING_ HISTORY_MONTHS in Snow Management and Configuration Center, so that Snow License Manager has enough metering/usage data to provide data for this scenario.

Bundle options tab

On the Bundle options tab, select to unbundle an application bundle in order to license the included applications individually instead. This is done on the computer where the application is installed.

This tab is only available for bundles.