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Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

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Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

Hi Gurus

 

We have a system called X that runs on several servers/environments. We do not want to initiate the normal discovery that finds  installed software feature since it uses select from Win32_Products which is initiating MSI and creates a lot of Reconigured events in the event .log.

 

The only way to find the versions is as far as we can se, getting it out from the isntalled software class or eventually Win32_AddRomovePrograms.(The last WMI class is not avalilable on the servers) WE can not find any thing usable from Process....

 

Anybody else who has solved the same issue and may provide some hints?

 

Kind Regards

TS

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HPE Expert

Re: Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

I guess Application Signature could be useful. It could detect homegrown system by process name, CMD and ports used.

Regards
-Dmitry Gomel, PMP
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

Hi,

 

Yes customer is using Running software using Application Signature, but that do not give the application version.

The same names are used for the same processes. What we need is to seperate the versions for each system using the application X.

 

Version is only availble from installed software, and the discovery script using select from Win32_product is not a good solution. Could be that I misunderstood you so please correct me if so :-)

 

Kind Regards

Torgeir

Occasional Advisor

Re: Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

[ Edited ]

Open wbemtest on your computer and do select * from Win32_Product or any select on that WMI class.

Check thereafter the event log and you will see that MSI is triggered and with a reconfigure event for all installed software on your computer.

 

Torgeir

Valued Contributor

Re: Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

Hello, 

 

Did you find any answer for this? We are also trying to find an alternative to Win32_Product. 

 

Atm the only alternative is the AddRemove class which is not very complete.

 

Thank

HPE Expert

Re: Discovering specific installed application avoiding the Win32_Product issue in event log

Dear all,

You need how the answer to your question could be found outside of UCMDB (WMI query, parsing of txt file, using WebServices etc). After it you could choose one of avalable in UCMDB technologies and create custom discovery job based on OTTB jobs as examples.

You also have an option to use HP Professional Services. You will be charged for this separately.

Regards
-Dmitry Gomel, PMP
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