Updating a specific version of a software

I'd like to target version 16.0.12345.12345 of Office Apps for Enterprise for an update. Unfortunately, click-to-run, Project, Visio, etc. all have similar or identical version numbers.

If I create a smart label, it checks if Apps for Enterprise exists, then it checks if any software is version 16.0.12345.12345.

Running the update against that list causes the install to trigger continuously because, even though Apps for Enterprise is now updated, the computer still has other software that is version 16.0.12345.12345.

Is there any way in Kace to populate a smart label only if specifically Apps for Enterprise is version 16.0.12345.12345? (and ignore any other program that might be the same version)

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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Answers (2)

Posted by: Hobbsy 1 year ago
Red Belt

First thought would be setup a custom inventory item for any device that has the specific item of software you want, maybe using the install directory or files? Then use that to target the update. This has always been an issue with version number as it is not specific enough.

Posted by: Hobbsy 1 year ago
Red Belt

So checking out custom inventory, there is an obvious way to go 

FileVersionEquals(C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,8.00.6001.18

Because you can then define the executable, location and version all in a single custom inventory file, you can then create a smart label based on if the custom inventory exists and then deploy against that smart label

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