The File Creation Date basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It is used primarily as an applicability or installed type rule. A specific file and its creation date are verified with what is found on a scanned computer. If the rule does not pass verification, the software update is considered not applicable or installed on the computer. The File Creation Date rule has the following configuration settings:
- Common Paths: Specifies a common
folder where the file is located. This is an optional field when
specifying an absolute path in the Path field, but is a
required field when a relative path is used. For example, if you
know that Notepad.exe is located in the Windows folder, but the
drive location is unknown, the Windows common path can be used to
specify the folder location and Notepad.exe can be used in the
Path field to specify the file location.
- Path: Specifies the path to the file.
The path is either an absolute (c:\Windows\Notepad.exe) or relative
path (MyFolder\Notepad.exe). This is a required field.
- Comparison: Specifies whether the file
version on the computer is less than, less than or equal to, equal
to, greater than or equal to, or greater than the configured
created date. This is a required field.
- Created Date: Specifies the date the
file was created. Use the check box to enable this property and
then specify the creation date and time of the file. The default
value is the current date and time. This is a required field.