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ManualMapperDefaultPriority helps to resolve conflicting assignments of an executable (or directory) to an application for which usage is being tracked using the manual mapper.

For application usage tracking, only one application can “own” a file or directory. Where more than one application being tracked specifies the same file or directory, the value of the manual mapper Priority preference is used to resolve which application the file or directory is assigned to for tracking. This resolution process occurs at the time the application is being specified for tracking: the application with the highest value for Priority owns the file or directory for usage tracking. Where more than one application specifies the same file or directory for usage tracking, and both have identical priorities, the application whose usage tracking is most recently defined takes precedence.

The value of ManualMapperDefaultPriority is assigned to those applications in the manual mapper where no specific Priority is assigned.

The default value for this preference, 20, is set higher than the internal value assigned to other data sources such as Windows Installer, Add/Remove Programs, and so on. These alternate data source are each assigned a priority of 10, meaning that by default, manual mapper entries have priority for specifying usage tracking details. (The order in which usage tracking data is constructed is: the Manual Mapper preference values, native package format, and Add/Remove Programs.)


Values / range

Integer between 1 and 10000.

Default value


Example value



Installed by

Code internals, or manual configuration.

Computer preference

[Registry]\ManageSoft\Usage Agent\CurrentVersion\Manual Mapper

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