How to add a local application that does not require a license

Document created by Dennis.Smith Employee on Dec 23, 2016Last modified by detlev.eufinger2 on Sep 19, 2018
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Before a new application is added, ensure that the relevant raw data for the application in question is actually reported.

There are several ways to filter out the data; the % character works as a wildcard character which is applicable in all columns in the Unassigned inventoried software view.

For example, if you know the name of the main executable file you can type "%\name_of_main_file.exe" in the Executable Path text box. As an alternative, use the Name and Manufacturer to search by instead/also. Remember, % is a wildcard which makes it much easier to find what you are looking for.

  1. Open Snow Management and Configuration Center, and login with your user name and password.
  2. In the category menu, expand Software recognition, and then click Application definitions.
  3. Click New Application.
    The New Application dialog box appears.

  4. On the General tab, type the Name of the application.
    This name will be displayed in Snow License Manager.
  5. Select Manufacturer from the list.
    In case the manufacturer is not available in the list, click the button “with three dots” to open a dialog box where a new manufacturer can be added.
  6. Leave Language as Language Neutral.
  7. Select correct Operating system in the list.


  1. On the Settings tab, leave the text boxes for Application Family, Version Index, and Edition Index empty.


  1. Select the This application requires no license check box.
  2. On the Application Types tab, use the check boxes to categorize the software. This will be displayed on the Information tab in Snow License Manager. It is also possible to see reports based on these values.

  3. Leave the Part Numbers tab since it is not applicable.
  4. Click OK to save the new application and close the New application dialog box.
    The new application appears in the Applications

                            To tie software data to the new application:

  1. In the Applications list, click the new application.
  2. In the Unassigned Inventoried Software list, right-click the software row(s) and then click New Rule from Selected.
    The Rule dialog box appears.

  3. Use the wildcard character (%) when creating the rules. Toggle between the Definition and Preview tabs, tweaking the rule until you are sure to be picking up what's relevant.
  4. Click OK to save and close the Rule dialog box.

In the Rules assigned to [application] list, the Rule Hit Rate indicates how many unique rows the rule captures, which in theory could correspond to thousands of installations.

After the Daily Update Job (DUJ) has run, the application will be visible in Snow License Manager.




This KB article also available in the Snow Support Portal

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