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Software License Compliance with Dell-KACE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON SOFTWARE LICENSE COMPLIANCE AND FOR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION PLEASE CLICK ON THE RESPECTIVE LINKS.
This is to help withmanaging SoftwareLicense Compliancewith Dell-KACE.Software Licensingcompliance is a veryimportant aspect ofyour operations. Ifyou lose track of yourinstalled softwaretitles and theirspecific licensingterms and timeperiods can lead tolots of problems. Aslisted here.
Luckily there is aneasy way to manageall of this with theDell-KACE solution.With our softwareyou canautomatically seeyour inventory ofsoftware. It will helpyou keep the controlyou need over yourenvironment withoutexposing you tounnecessary risks orextensive man hourswith other programstrying to figure outwho has what, etc.
Now let us have a lookat how to get this set up.After installing theprogram a detailedsoftware and hardwareinventory check is doneand is done every 15minutes thereafter. Inthis screen you will seea complete list of thecomputers in yournetwork and you canscroll up and down tofind the one you arelooking for or you canuse the search functionto more easily locate themachine.
You can very easilyclick on thecomputer and see adetailed list of thatmachinesparticular set up.This screen willshow youhardware info andinstalled software.
Also, we provide acomprehensive viewof all of yoursoftware titles herealong with thenumber of machineseach particularsoftware item. Justlike with theComputers tab fromslide 3 you can alsosearch for specificprograms withouthaving to scrollthrough the entirelist.
In this examplewe searched forevery programthat has theword“Photoshop” init.
Another outstandingfeature we provide youis the ability to groupyour machines togetherto tell you whichsystems have what kindof software. Here youcan see we are groupingthem by “SoftwareTitles” and we aresearching for allmachines with thesoftware titled“Limewire”. Obviouslyyou don’t want to havethat program in yoursystem with the securitythreat that it is so wecan label it in the“Choose label”. More onthat in slide 12.
Now with this softwarelabel created we areable to push outsoftware to this specificlabel. In this case weare going to push out anuninstaller forLimewire. You can dothis to remove andupdate software foreach label. To bring upother softwareprograms on a group ofcomputers simply typein the program youwish to search and click“Test Smart Label” andthose machines willappear below.
The ability to track andmanage softwarelicensing informationfrom a central locationis fundamental. Dell-KACE makes thispossible in the Asset tabat the top. In thatwindow you can veryeasily create a newasset. In this screen youcan input the title of thesoftware, when it waspurchased, and theexpiration date andother importantlicensing details.
For measuring theuse of the softwareour program has aMetering featurethat allows you totrack a particularsoftware programover a 12-monthrolling period. Thiswill let you trackindividual softwaretitles according tothe processes thatthey perform.
After the metering hasbegun we can track thenumber of times theprogram wasstarted, how manyminutes it was inuse, and the last date itwas accessed. This isgoing to help you seewho really needs, ordoesn’t need a specificpiece of software andwho actually really usesit.
Once you findsoftware you want toadd or remove wecan use theDistribution functionto perform that task.Under the ManageInstallations tab wecan do automatedsoftware installationsor removals. Whenclicking on theChoose Action drop-down-menu we caneasily select the taskwe’d like to perform.
With a simple singlepage interface thatrequires no 3rd partsoftware we can goahead and dowhatever needs to bedone for the specificsoftware andmachine or labelswe’d like to makechanges too. You canalso automate it sothat if anyone doesadd Limewire, or aprogram like it, againthe system willautomatically deployan uninstaller to thatmachine.
The last item we willcover is thereporting. Herereports can be easilyand quickly createdfor whatever youneed and create it ina variety of differentformats. Thesereports can also bescheduled so thatyou receive the onesyou needautomatically at yourdesired time. Hopeyou enjoyed this slideand that it helpedyou get started!