Configuration Item Properties: Detection Method Tab
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
Use the Detection Method tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 configuration item properties dialog box to specify how the application will be detected on client computers. For example, the detection method could use the properties of the Windows Installer application, such as the product code and version. Alternatively, the detection method could be achieved by using a custom script to look for a defined registry key or another mechanism to identify whether the application is installed. The Detection Method tab is only available for application configuration items.
This tab contains the following elements:
Always assume application is installed
Specifies that no detection method will be used to identify the application configuration item, and the application will be assumed to be installed.
Do not use this option if you need to use this application configuration item with either of these configuration baseline rules:
If these optional application configuration items are detected, they must be properly configured.
These application configuration items must not be present.
- Use Windows Installer (MSI) detection
Specifies that the presence of the application on client computers will be detected using Windows Installer properties.
- Product code
Specifies the product code of the application if using Windows Installer detection. This must be a valid globally unique identifier (GUID).
Specifies the version of the application if using Windows Installer detection. This must be in the standard Windows Installer four-part version number format.
Click to open a Windows Installer file to automatically populate the Product code and Version fields.
- This application is installed per user
Specifies that detection should be performed for each user profile on the client computer.
Use custom script
Specifies that the presence of the application on client computers will be detected using a custom script. Use the drop-down list box to specify one of the following scripting languages:
Use the text box to edit or view the custom script contents.
Click to select the custom script that will detect the presence of the application. The script contents will be added to the text box. By default, the Open dialog box will search for files of the type specified in the Custom script drop-down list box.
Click to clear the custom script contents.
Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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