Enable usage tracking with SQL update, is there a way to do this so we do not have to go and click on each software product and enable usage tracking. I am sure its an update in one of the tables like Inv_SoftwareProduct_InstallationInfo , but not sure. Please if you have any suggestions let me know.
I have found that this data is stored in the Inv_Software_Product_Usage table, but only when that option has been enabled.
The following query will display you details about that table:
SELECT p.Name AS SoftwareProduct,u.UsageCount,u.IsUsageTracked,u.TrackingStartDate
FROM RM_ResourceSoftware_Product p
JOIN Inv_Software_Product_Usage u ON u._ResourceGuid = p.[Guid]
ORDER BY p.Name ASC
The following query will disable that option for all Software Products that have it enabled:
SET IsUsageTracked = '0'
WHERE IsUsageTracked = '1'
You only want to enable it for some products, it generates a fair amount of data and makes the reports slower.
Yes i am referring to Managed Software product option, (not the app metering polices)
I agree with both of you , just wanted to see if there is a quick way to turn on or off from database. I have a case where i need to set on some products and turn off on others, and did not wanted to click on by one.
I agree app metering is still the best way to go as file association to software product is not always there.
So if its available via SQL to enable or disable that would be great.