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Command line | Registry

This preference applies only for inventory devices running a Windows operating system.

UseAddRemove determines whether the application usage component makes use of the Add/Remove Programs store for identifying executables to monitor:
  • When set to True, the application usage component uses the Add/Remove Programs data to try to identify application components to monitor
  • When set to False, the application usage component ignores Add/Remove Programs. This is the default setting, because many publishers' entries here are not reliable – for example, settings may include incomplete installation paths, particularly where the common part of the path is shared by many products from the same publisher.
Tip: This preference may be changed by downloaded device policy where this inventory device is included in a defined target for which one of the following options has been selected:
  • Allow application usage tracking on these targets sets this preference to True
  • Do not allow application usage tracking on these targets sets this preference to False.
For more information, see IT Asset Management Help > Discovery and Inventory > Creating a Target.


Values / range

Boolean (true or false)

Default value


Example values


Command line


Application usage component (mgsusageag)


-o UseAddRemove=True


Installed by

Installation of FlexNet Inventory Agent, or manual configuration

Computer preference

[Registry]\ManageSoft\Usage Agent\CurrentVersion

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