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Document Purpose and Conventions

This document has the following aims:

  • To provide instructions to delegates to enable completion of the practical training labs
  • Where relevant, provide guidance which can be used during real world implementations

The following conventions are used to highlight important information.

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Indicates the virtual machine that should be used for the exercise or task.

 

Lab Information
The lab environment consists of the following computers:

Computer

Role

Subnet

AD Site

1ETRNDC

Domain controller for the 1ETRN.LOCAL domain. The ConfigMgr package source folder is located on this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNCM

ConfigMgr server with a local SQL instance. All ConfigMgr roles are installed in this server.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNAP

Application server that will host the ActiveEfficiency server and database. SQL is installed locally.

10.0.0.0/24

Datacenter

1ETRNW71

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW72

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW73

Windows 7 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW101

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.1.0/24

RemoteOffice

1ETRNW102

Windows 10 client computer

10.0.2.0/24

RemoteOffice


 

The password for all accounts used in the lab environment is: Passw0rd


Ignore any patching popups on our servers. We have deliberately left them unpatched to show patching via Patch Success and/or Nomad

 

Unless otherwise indicated, logon to the lab VMs using the following accounts

System

Account

1ETRNDC

1ETRN\Administrator

1ETRNAP

1ETRN\AppInstaller

1ETRNCM

1ETRN\SCCMAdmin

1ETRNW71

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW72

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW73

1ETRN\User

1ETRNW101

1ETRN\User



Installing AppClarity 7.1

AppClarity is aimed at SAM users, helping you get to grips with software waste, take control of license compliance and manage application portfolios easily. It offers an immediate reduction in software costs by helping you manage your software assets on both desktops and servers more effectively and maintain software license compliance. The key benefits of AppClarity are:

  • Software license compliance – provides at a summary on whether a particular product is license compliant
  • Software waste identification – shows unused software and shelfware which are probably the two largest form of software waste
  • Efficient application management – identifies version sprawl where there are many versions of the same product used


This lab will guide you though the installation and configuration tasks required to complete the component set up of AppClarity

Lab Overview

In this lab you will carry out the following exercises (Ex):

Ex 1 - AppClarity v7.1 - Install and Configure - Configuring AppClarity

  • AppClarity installation
    • Confirm and install pre-requisites
    • Install additional pre requisites
    • Install AppClarity
    • Review the AppClarity installation
    • Add AppClarity user permissions
  • Running your first compliance license summary
    • Associating the default repositories
    • Manually synchronizing Configuration Manager inventory
  • Using an offline ConfigMgr database
    • Grant permission on the restored database
    • Create a second ConfigMgr connector and perform a sync
    • Viewing updated synchronization result

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Ex 1 - AppClarity v7.1 - Install and Configure - Configuring AppClarity