SCCM Application Requirement of MSI ProductCode

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I had a situation recently where an application needed to be installed on all workstations (desktops and laptops) unless another application was installed.  Traditionally I would use collections to accomplish this.

  • create a collection “Deploy Mfg App vVersion – Exclusions” for the “exceptions / exclusions” and use a membership query of inventory data to populate the collection.
  • create a collection “Deploy Mfg App vVersion – Targets” and exclude the collection “Deploy Mfg App vVersion – Exclusions” as a membership rule
  • Ensure that the exclusion collection update schedule was about 5 minutes before the targets collection update cycle.
  • Deploy to the “targets” collection.

However, I thought of trying a different approach and using the real-time Requirements feature of the Application model.  Since this software was to be installed on any workstation unless a specific MSI application was already installed, I needed to create a custom requirement or Global Condition.

Global Condition MSI Product Code

Windows / Setting / WQL query / String / root\CIMv2 / Win32_Product / IdentifyingNumber

 

Now add the MSI Product Code as a requirement, set the Operator to “Not equal to” and enter the MSI Product Code.

App Requirement excluding MSI Product Code

Using a Simulated Deployment, the before and after results clearly indicate that before the Requirement was added the product “Lync 2013 Basic Client” was Applicable and afterwards is is NotApplicable.

AppIntentEval_MSI Product Code

Happy deploying!

August 14, 2014

Posted In: ConfigMgr