imageHere’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one explains why in System Center Configuration Manager, when you set the Site Code of a Software Metering rule to a secondary site, that rule will not be applicable to any clients:

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Summary

In System Center Configuration Manager, when you set the Site Code of a Software Metering rule to a secondary site, that rule will not be applicable to any clients.
This is expected behavior.

More Information

SMS 2003 Advanced Clients and Configuration Manager clients within a secondary site boundary also obtain policy from the primary site’s site database. If the Site Code of a Software Metering rule is set to a secondary site, no policy will be generated for that rule, so that no clients will receive that rule. You must set the “Site Code” of a rule to a primary site’s site code to make it assigned to clients.

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For the most current version of this article please see the following:

2688305 : Software Metering rules do not apply when targeted to secondary sites in System Center Configuration Manager

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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