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MAP 6.0

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  • Dear all,

    I want to asses no. of PCs in my environment running MS-Project, MS-Visio. Actually I want to check no. of licenses currently these products are using. I seen in software usage tracker but there is no option for these products.

     

    Is there any way to perform this task. Any help will be really appreciated.

     

    THANKS IN ADVANCE.


    Manish Kumar MCSA, MCITP Enterprise Admin. MCTS Exchange server 2007, MCITP Virtualization Admin.
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:12 PM

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  • You cannot use MAP to get software usage information for other than Forefront EndPoint Protection and other core features.

    "The Software Usage Tracker feature of the MAP Toolkit provides information about how many client computers and devices in the network environment access core Microsoft® server products. You can use this information to better understand the client access license (CAL) needs in your environment.

    The MAP Toolkit parses server log files to gather information about software usage for Microsoft® server products such as Windows Server® 2008, SQL Server® 2008 R2, Exchange Server, System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server. Before you can use the Software Usage Tracker feature for these products, you must first configure your servers to generate log files and event logs required by the MAP Toolkit. Not all server products require log files for reporting data about software usage.

    For more information about Microsoft® server products that require log files for usage tracking and a list of which versions and editions of server products are supported, see the Software Usage Tracker section of the Getting Started Guide, which is available separately on the Start menu after installation of the MAP Toolkit."


    Blogging about Windows for IT pros at www.theexperienceblog.com
    Monday, November 21, 2011 1:47 PM

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    Manish Kumar MCSA, MCITP Enterprise Admin. MCTS Exchange server 2007, MCITP Virtualization Admin.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 6:31 AM
  • You cannot use MAP to get software usage information for other than Forefront EndPoint Protection and other core features.

    "The Software Usage Tracker feature of the MAP Toolkit provides information about how many client computers and devices in the network environment access core Microsoft® server products. You can use this information to better understand the client access license (CAL) needs in your environment.

    The MAP Toolkit parses server log files to gather information about software usage for Microsoft® server products such as Windows Server® 2008, SQL Server® 2008 R2, Exchange Server, System Center Configuration Manager, and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server. Before you can use the Software Usage Tracker feature for these products, you must first configure your servers to generate log files and event logs required by the MAP Toolkit. Not all server products require log files for reporting data about software usage.

    For more information about Microsoft® server products that require log files for usage tracking and a list of which versions and editions of server products are supported, see the Software Usage Tracker section of the Getting Started Guide, which is available separately on the Start menu after installation of the MAP Toolkit."


    Blogging about Windows for IT pros at www.theexperienceblog.com
    Monday, November 21, 2011 1:47 PM
  • Andreas is correct about what Usage Tracker is for. If you want the list of products installed by machine, you can run this query and copy it into Excel for filtering or using pivot tables. Just make sure you don't exceed the Excel row limit.

    From SQL Server Management Studio, run this query:

    select * from Get_UI_ProductsResults()

     


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