Enable Software Usage in SCCM/MECM

Modified on Thu, 12 Jan 2023 at 05:14 PM

If Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is not collecting application usage, there may be three settings that need to be enabled in your client policy. 

  • In the Configuration Manager console, click Administration (#1 in the image below) and then Client Settings (#2)
  • Right-click the appropriate client settings policy (#3) and select Properties (#4).


Enable Hardware Inventory

  • In the Default Settings dialog box, select Hardware Inventory (#1) from the left panel
  • Ensure that Enable hardware inventory on clients is set to Yes (#2)
  • Click Set Classes ... (#3)


  • In the Hardware Inventory Classes window, ensure the Recently Used Applications class is selected and all options displayed below are selected.


  • Click OK to dismiss the Hardware Inventory Classes window


Enable Software Inventory and Software Metering

  • While still in the Default Settings dialog box, click Software Inventory (#1) from the left menu
  • Ensure that Enable software inventory on clients is set to Yes (#2)


  • Next, select Software Metering (#1)
  • Ensure that Enable software metering on clients is set to Yes (#2)

  • Click OK to confirm the changes and close the Default Settings dialog.


Client computers are configured with these settings the next time they download the client policy.

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