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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



Using AppClarity

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 using of AppClarity

Lab Overview

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

Ex 1 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - Exploring Applications, Products and Installations

  • Exploring Products
  • Viewing product usage
    • Using the Inventory Product usage page
    • Identifying and Editing Unmatched Applications
    • Creating a New Product in the 1E Catalog using the SLA
    • Viewing and Editing a Product Directly in the 1E Catalog
    • Creating a New Product Directly in the 1E Catalog
    • Adding the Installation File to a Product in the 1E Catalog
    • Adding the License Information for our Product to the 1E Catalog
    • Adding a Match Rule to our New Product in the 1E Catalog
    • Viewing the New Product in AppClarity
    • Identifying Installations
    • Viewing Product Usage Information

Ex 2 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - Working with Management Groups

  • Creating Exemption Management Group
    • Create an Exemption Management Group
    • Viewing Management Group filters in SLA
    • Viewing Management Group filters in AppClarity

Ex 3 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - Entitlement Management and Compliance

  • Viewing product compliance
    • Refresh the License Demand Calculation (LDC) and Compliance Reports
    • Viewing your license position
  • Creating and linking Entitlements and Contracts
    • Add license entitlement information manually
    • Creating a contract
    • Linking the license to the contract
  • Creating and linking a maintenance entitlement
    • Create and publish a maintenance entitlement
    • Link the maintenance entitlement
  • Adding an entitlement from a Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)
    • Create the maintenance entitlement from the SKU
    • Check the license position for Project
  • Creating and linking an agreement entitlement
    • Creating an agreement Entitlement
  • Importing entitlements from a folder
    • Configure the Entitlement.tsv Connector
    • Add a new entitlement repository
    • Populating the new entitlement repository
    • Viewing the draft imported entitlements
    • Review/Resolve import issues
    • Bulk publishing the imported entitlements
  • Managing compliance for user-based licenses
    • Viewing product compliance by user
    • To create and publish a license entitlement
  • Viewing the LDC with exempted Management Groups
    • View the LDC and observe exempted Management Groups
    • Using 'Downgrade' Licenses

Ex 4 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - Software Reclaim

  • Schedule software reclaimer with ConfigMgr
    • Copy the software reclaimer files to the ConfigMgr package source
    • Customize the reclaimer dialog
    • Create the ConfigMgr package and programs
    • Add the Reclaimer mandatory mode program
    • Schedule the opt out and mandatory programs to run daily
  • Create policies to remove software
    • Configure Orca to be optionally reclaimed
    • Reclaim software optionally
  • Reclaim software optionally with request to keep
    • Request to Keep Orca with Rejection
    • Request to keep Orca with approval
    • Handle the requests to keep Orca
    • Validate the rejection of the request to keep Orca
    • Validate the acceptance of the request to keep Orca
  • Reclaim software mandatory
    • Configure iTunes to be reclaimed regardless of usage
    • Execute the reclaimer and verify results
  • Removing an application based on usage
    • Remove an application based on usage
    • Reclaim Notepad ++ unused
    • Execute both reclaimer programs on all other devices
  • Reclaim software using management group precedence
    • Create a reclaim policy for application virtualization desktop client
    • Clone the AppV desktop client policy
    • Set the precedence on the policies
  • Validate the reclaim of AppV Client
    • Execute the reclaimer on Windows 10 device
    • Execute both reclaimer programs on 1ETRNW102
    • Execute the reclaimer on Windows 7 device
    • Validate the reclaim on the server
  • Resolving Reclaim Policy Conflict
    • Resolve Reclaim Policy Conflict
  • Reclaiming with ConfigMgr Uninstall
    • Enable the Provider Configuration
    • Create the policy
    • View the Config Mgr Results
    • Validating the results
  • Stopping reclaim
    • Stopping a single policy
    • Stopping all reclaim activity
  • Viewing reclaim reports
    • Viewing reclaim status summary
    • Viewing savings produced by reclaim

Ex 5 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - The AppClarity screens

  • The AppClarity Screens - Finer Detail
  • Explore AppClarity - the administrator view
    • The Entitlements - Licenses / Maintenance screen
    • The Entitlements - Agreements screen
    • The Entitlements - Contracts screen
    • The Compliance - License Position screen
    • The License Demand screen
    • The Reclaim - Reclaim History screen
    • The Reclaim - Policies screen
    • The Reclaim - Savings screen
  • Explore AppClarity - As a Compliance Viewer
    • The Entitlements - Licenses / Maintenance screen
    • The Entitlements - Agreements screen
    • The Entitlements - Contracts screen 
    • The Compliance - License Position screen
    • The License Demand screen
  • Explore AppClarity - as a Reclaim Viewer
    • Give the user Reclaim Viewers role
    • The Reclaim - Reclaim History screen
    • The Reclaim - Policies screen
    • The Reclaim - Savings screen

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Ex 1 - AppClarity v7.1 - Using - Exploring Applications, Products and Installations