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Meter asset using labels

01/28/2013 2274 views

Is it possible to assign labels to specific software metering jobs? I have some Windows computers that have stata installed with their own license, and other computers that are running stata from a share using a site license for concurrent use. I want to meter only the stata process on computers using the site license. I see that the global metering settings use labels, but not the individual metering jobs.

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You can create a custom inventory based on the running process.  I created one that looks for any process's that are running from the users appdata, you should be able to modify it to suite your needs.

ShellCommandTextReturn(c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIC.exe PROCESS where (commandline like "%%AppDat%%") get commandline)

without testing should be for you

ShellCommandTextReturn(c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIC.exe PROCESS where (commandline like "%%Stata%%") get name)

you can create a bat file and run on a machine with it running to test

c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIC.exe PROCESS where (commandline like "%%Stata%%") get name.

Here is my custom inventory rule

Answered 01/28/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I use this to look for malware and programs the user self installed.
    • command may even be like
      ShellCommandTextReturn(c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIC.exe PROCESS where (name like "%strata.exe%") get name)
  • Thanks. Either I'm way lost on what you're saying, or I screwed up my original message, so just to be clear - I'm able to meter the process StataSE-64.exe whether it's being run from a local install or a share, but kbox can't tell me which one of those is happening on which PCs. So are saying I can create an inventory item that can determine that (ie, an inventory item that sees stata running but also sees that it isn't installed locally), then meter that inventory item?
    • if you use the name like "%%StataSE-64.exe%%" it will report on that exe running no matter from where.
      ShellCommandTextReturn(c:\windows\system32\wbem\WMIC.exe PROCESS where (name like "%stratase-64.exe%") get name)
      • if you change the get command from get name to get commandline it will tell you the full path the exe is running from.
  • If you use the "name" you will meter it running from any location. if you use "commandline" then you can get more granular to the exact location it is running from.
  • Ah, ok, sounds great. I'll try it out.

    Thanks.
    • remember the machines will have to do a inventory after you create the custom item to get it to populate. To test your rule.
      Create rule
      force an inventory update on a machine running the exe and it should show under the item
 
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