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Hi

 

I have a Software Collection where I manually adding Computers if they need an specific Software.

 

Time to Time the Collection contains more than 30 or 30 Computers. Removing manually takes so much time.

 

Is there a tool which removes by a button the computers from the specific collection or do you have any other suggestions?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Just create a Query-Based collection, which checks wether or not the software is already installed.

 

 

Hi Peter

 

Thank you very much.

 

Can you give me an example how the query should look like?

 

Thx

 

maffef

 

P.S: Your blog is really good!!

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This is an example of all machines that have Office installed (Keep in mind that this is a query based on information from ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS. To get this information you need to run Hardware Inventories):

 

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.ResourceId in (select SMS_R_System.ResourceId from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName LIKE "Microsoft Office Professional%") and SMS_R_System.Client = 1

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You can also do this Via AD SEC groups (removing applications atomatically) : http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/677-automatic-removal-of-applications/

How to deploy applications Automatically Via AD sec Groups : http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/892-deploy-software-through-ad-groups-linked-to-collections-in-sccm/

 

 

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This is an example of all machines that have Office installed (Keep in mind that this is a query based on information from ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS. To get this information you need to run Hardware Inventories):

 

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System where SMS_R_System.ResourceId in (select SMS_R_System.ResourceId from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName LIKE "Microsoft Office Professional%") and SMS_R_System.Client = 1

 

 

Hi Peter

 

how should the query look like if whether or not the software is installed? Query above shows only specific software installed

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