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Scope Action – Installed Software Reporting

This tutorial is to demonstrate the generation of a report of the installed software programs on a set of machines.

Disclaimer:

**These tutorials are for demonstration purposes. Please test all Scope Actions before deploying them into production.**

Step 1 – Starting a new Scope Action

Go to the Global Management via Scope Action console and create a new scope action with the desired name and scope.

If you have never created a Scope Action before, please refer to the below video and the Scope Action Creation Basics article for more information.

Step 2 – Creating the Action Module

Under Execute the following Action(s), click on Add/Remove > Report Computer Property > Software Products
Choose the items that will appear on the report:

Note:

You may not need to report on the full attribute set of the software product. It is always better to minimize the amount of attributes to be reported so it creates a report that is easier to read. Instead of selecting All Products Information, select the individual attributes you are interested in one per one.

Step 3 – Detecting a specific software product

Use the section called “Only if the following is true” to detect a specific software product or series of products.

Add the following condition:
Add \ Remove –> Set Computer Condition –> Software Products –> Product Name
Condition is “Begins With” or “Contains” or “EQUALS” depending on the desired results.
The Desired Value should be the text that corresponds with the name of the product that is being reported.

This condition will create a report for any machine that has any version of Java 7 installed.

OPTIONAL – If a specific software product is NOT INSTALLED

If you wish to see a report of all machines that DO NOT have a specific software installed, set the Condition to “NOT =”

Click the Set Scope Button and choose the following option:

The report will list all machines that do not have the specified software installed.

Step 4 – Viewing the Report

Here is a sample output of the report.

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