The File Exists with Registry Value basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It can be used as a prerequisite, applicability, or installed rule type. The specified registry value, file, and file properties are verified with what is found on a scanned computer. If the rule does not pass verification, the software update is considered not needed, not applicable, or not installed on the computer. The File Exists with Registry Value rule contains the following configuration settings:
- Registry key: Specifies the path to
the registry key. For example,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MyCompany\MyTool\Mykey. This is
a required field.
- Registry value: Specifies the value
for the registry key configured in the Registry key field.
Leave this field blank to specify the default value.
- Use 32-bit Registry: Specifies whether
registry hive detection will always occur in 32-bit format or
determine whether the client computer is 64-bit or 32-bit computer
and detect the registry hive accordingly. By default, the Use
32-bit check box is not enabled and both 64-bit and 32-bit
registry detection are supported.
- Path: Specifies the relative path to
the file (MyFolder\Notepad.exe). This is a required field.
- Version: Specifies the version of the
file. The version must be a valid format or the required field
indicator displays. This is an optional field.
- Size: Specifies the size of the file
in bytes. This is an optional 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 an optional field.
- Modified Date: Specifies the date the
file was last modified. Use the check box to enable this property
and then specify the last modified date and time of the file. The
default value is the current date and time. This is an optional
- Language: Specifies the language for
the file. This is an optional field.