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    Software Usage ... um ......software

    Hi all,

    I am currently building a new image for the school and I am checking with staff what software they want on there. Software that I can't see them still using on the current image, they claim gets used all the time, so I would like to find a piece of software (free if poss or trial) that I can run over a period of time and show me the amount of use a piece of software gets.

    Does anyone know of any such software?

    Many thanks

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    Can you just go on add remove programs in control panel? Usually tells you how frequently (or not) a program is launched.... not very specific, but would give you a rough estimate?

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    I've just realised that Windows 7 totally doesn't do that... yikes!

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    Might be a bit complicated and time consuming, but could you create a 'shortcut' which is actually a batch file which first logs to a file and then launches the appropriate exe?

    Shouldn't effect the software and will let you know what is actually being run - when, where and by whom.


    We have the exact same problem.

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    I've used this in the past (at least I think it was this, it looks familiar but it was quite some time back): https://www.rescuetime.com/

    Be very careful doing this though, in fact don't do it until you've spoken to SLT. You are tracking usage and some might have a problem with that, they may even go far as to say you're spying on them... could be a nightmare for the school if unions get involved!

    Don't do this without SLT's backing!

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    This wont be staff usage, it will be student use.

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