[gptalk] Re: WMI Filters

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie" <Jamie.Nelson@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 17:06:41 -0500

I believe it is put there by the SMS/SCCM client.

Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy 
Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 4:58 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: WMI Filters

Pardon my ignorance, but what namespace is Win32Reg_AddREmovePrograms in? I 
don't find it using any of my WMI browsers


-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 11:18 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: WMI Filters

Win32Reg_AddRemovePrograms is much more efficient from what I have seen. 
Win32_Product invokes msiexec, whereas the other is basically just enumerating 
the registry.

Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy 
Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | Mobile: 405.200.8088 | http://www.dvn.com

-----Original Message-----
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 1:00 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Thomas Marantz
Subject: [gptalk] Re: WMI Filters

Hello everyone, 

if the Win32_Product is  very slow ,   would the win32reg_addremoveprograms 
have the same problem?

I was going to create a filter to apply my Office 2007 GPO, based on the 
following 

Select * from win32reg_addremoveprograms where displayname like  "%Microsoft 
Office Enterprise 2007%"

I've tested the filter in a virtual domain and it applies correctly to a 
standard XP workstation build. 

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"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." 


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Thomas Marantz" <TomMarantz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Great thanks for all the info. 
> 
> You are correct, GP times have been too long. 
> 
> I may just use security filtering.
> 
>  
> 
> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 10:23 AM
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: WMI Filters
> 
>  
> 
> If you are trying to exclude machines that have Office 2007 already 
> installed (or more specifically have Office 2003 installed), then 
> something like this might work, though I’m not in front of a machine to 
> test it:
> 
>  
> 
> SELECT * FROM Win32_Product WHERE Caption LIKE "%Microsoft Office%" 
> AND Caption LIKE "%2003%"
> 
> That would likely evaluate to true only if Office 2003 were there. 
> 
> Also, keep in mind that for whatever reason, my experience with 
> enumerating Win32_Product is that its very slow if you have a fair 
> number of apps on a system. So, keep an eye on GP Processing time 
> after implementing this as it could go to minutes.
> 
>  
> 
> Darren
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On Behalf Of Frank
> Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 9:46 AM
> To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gptalk] Re: WMI Filters
> 
>  
> 
> You want to prevent installation of Office 2007 onto workstations that 
> have Office 2003 installed already?
> 
> My understanding of WMI filters (as applied to a GPO) is that if the 
> query returns anything, then (you've got a "true" and) the condition 
> is met, which makes it tricky to negate something like the presence of 
> a product, as opposed to something simple like "has more than 512mb of 
> RAM".  --If I'm wrong, please, pretty please shed some light here!!!  
> (I beg of you!)
> 
> Another thing you could do is use/create an MST onto 2007 that adds an 
> Install Condition making sure there's no other Office version 
> installed before proceeding.  Otherwise perhaps basing your query 
> around the Office 2003 Product code might help.
> 
> f.
> 
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Thomas Marantz 
> <TomMarantz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> I have an Office 2007/2003 environment.
> 
> I have deployed Office 2007 compatibility pack for Office 2003 workstations.
> 
> I've been trying to get a Filter to block installation on Office 2007 
> workstations, here is what I have…
> 
> Root\CIMv2
> 
> SELECT * FROM Win32_Product WHERE (Caption LIKE "Microsoft 
> Office%2003%")
> 
>  
> 



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