Application Usage

Application Usage logs allow you to monitor how frequently applications are used on computers and track usage behaviors. You can view the Application Usage logs for a computer or licensed software record.

Computers submit Application Usage information to the Jamf Software Server (JSS) each time they submit inventory.

Requirements

To view Application Usage logs, the Computer Inventory Collection settings must be configured to collect Application Usage information. (For more information, see Computer Inventory Collection Settings.)

Viewing Application Usage Logs for a Computer

The Application Usage logs for a computer consist of a pie chart that shows the amount of time each application was in the foreground on the computer during a specified date range.

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Perform a simple or advanced computer search.
    For more information, see Simple Computer Searches or Advanced Computer Searches .

  4. Click the computer you want to view Application Usage logs for.
    If you performed a simple search for an item other than computers, you must click Expand images/download/thumbnails/16429077/Add_icon.png next to an item to view the computers related to that item.

  5. Click the History tab.
    Application Usage logs for the computer are displayed.

  6. To view Application Usage logs for a different date range, specify the starting and ending dates using the Date Range pop-up menus. Then click Update.

Viewing Application Usage Logs for a Licensed Software Record

The Application Usage logs for a licensed software record allow you to view the amount of time that the software was open in the foreground on computers.

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Licensed Software.

  4. Click the licensed software record you want to view Application Usage logs for.

  5. Click View Logs.
    Note: This button is only displayed if the licenses associated with the record are in use on managed computers.

Application Usage logs for the record are displayed.

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

  • Flushing Logs
    Find out how to schedule automatic log flushing or manually flush logs.

  • Simple Computer Searches
    You can quickly search the Application Usage information in the JSS for a general range of results.

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