File Modified Date Rule

The File Modified Date basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It is used primarily as an applicability or installed type rule. A specific file and its last modified date are verified with what is found on a scanned computer. If the rule does not pass verification, the software update is considered not applicable or not installed on the computer. The File Modified Date rule has the following configuration settings:

  • Common Paths: Specifies a common folder where the file is located. This is an optional field when specifying an absolute path in the Path field, but is a required field when a relative path is used. For example, if you know that Notepad.exe is located in the Windows folder but the drive location is unknown, the Windows common path can be used to specify the folder location and Notepad.exe can be used in the Path field to specify the file location.

  • Path: Specifies the path to the file. The path is either an absolute (c:\Windows\Notepad.exe) or relative path (MyFolder\Notepad.exe). This is a required field.

  • Comparison: Specifies whether the file version on the computer is less than, less than or equal to, equal to, greater than or equal to, or greater than the configured modified date. This is a required field.

  • Modified Date: Specifies the date the file was last modified. Use the Modified Date check box to enable this property and then specify the last modified date and time of the file. The default value is the current date and time. This is a required field.

See Also


How to Create Rules in Updates Publisher

Other Resources

Basic Rules
Managing Rules in Updates Publisher
Updates Publisher Rules