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Software usage metering data based on dll possible?

By Level 6 Flexeran
Level 6 Flexeran
Hi, we are collecting software usage metering data successfully already, but until now only based on executable files like *.exe. Would it also be possible to collect software usage metering data based on DLL's? In our case the usage case is to find out how many MWP users are out there accessing following DLL: C:\windows\SysWOW64\msxml4.dll Thanks & best regards Oliver
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By Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

The Microsoft SysInternals tools ListDLLs and Process Explorer will help give insight into DLLs loaded by processes on a single device. If you wanted to gather data across a set of devices you would need to find some way to automate the execution of a command like the following and gather the return data centrally for analysis:

listdlls.exe -d msxml4.dll
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Do not believe FNMS can do it. If you have a centrally administered anti-virus solution, have them set a monitoring and report rule on the file. You may need to weed out the accesses of the regular virus scan and the FNMS inventory of the machine but it should tell you who is accessing the file. Then you have to figure out which applications are calling it. 🙂