IT Asset Management (Cloud)

Command line | Registry

MinRunTime specifies the minimum time in seconds that an application must run for before application usage data will be recorded to show that it has been used today. The value must be greater than 0; otherwise the default will be used.
Tip: This setting determines what the application usage component reports in the uploaded usage data files. After import, the data from all inventory sources (including FlexNet Inventory Agent) that report application usage data may be filtered by an overriding minimum time set in the Usage tab of each application's properties. For example, suppose the following circumstances:
  • You set this MinRunTime=300, so that on this inventory device, every tracked application that is open for more than 5 minutes is reported as used for today
  • This usage is visible (after upload to the inventory database) in the Raw Software Usage page of the web interface for IT Asset Management
  • Further, let's imagine that the application MyApp was closed after 33 minutes, and that this is the only usage recorded for (say) the last 3 months
  • Suppose that for MyApp, in the Usage tab of its properties, you set The number of hours an application was active exceeds to 1 hour (in total for the 3 month usage period).
As a result, while the MyApp.exe file may be shown as used in the Raw Software Usage page, when you check the Devices tab of the MyApp properties sheet, this inventory device may show a Used value of No. In summary, the MinRunTime was set sufficiently low to have the day's application run time reported; but the total running time for the usage period was not enough to have MyApp counted as used on this inventory device.


Values / range

Integer greater than 0, being the number of seconds

Default value


Example values


Command line


Application usage component (mgsusageag)


-o MinRunTime="90"


Installed by

Installation of FlexNet Inventory Agent, or manual configuration

Computer preference

[Registry]\ManageSoft\Usage Agent\CurrentVersion

IT Asset Management (Cloud)