Use the Detection Method tab of the Configuration Manager 2007 configuration item properties dialog box to specify how the application will be detected on client computers. For example, the detection method could use the properties of the Windows Installer application, such as the product code and version. Alternatively, the detection method could be achieved by using a custom script to look for a defined registry key or another mechanism to identify whether the application is installed. The Detection Method tab is only available for application configuration items.
This tab contains the following elements:
- Always assume application is installed
- Specifies that no detection method will be used to identify the
application configuration item, and the application will be assumed
to be installed.Do not use this option if you need to use this
application configuration item with either of these configuration
- If these optional application configuration
items are detected, they must be properly configured.
- These application configuration items must
not be present.
- If these optional application configuration items are detected, they must be properly configured.
- Use Windows Installer (MSI) detection
- Specifies that the presence of the application on client computers will be detected using Windows Installer properties.
- Product code
- Specifies the product code of the application if using Windows Installer detection. This must be a valid globally unique identifier (GUID).
- Specifies the version of the application if using Windows Installer detection. This must be in the standard Windows Installer four-part version number format.
- Click to open a Windows Installer file to automatically populate the Product code and Version fields.
- This application is installed per user
- Specifies that detection should be performed for each user profile on the client computer.
- Use custom script
- Specifies that the presence of the application on client
computers will be detected using a custom script. Use the drop-down
list box to specify one of the following scripting languages:
- Click to select the custom script that will detect the presence of the application. The script contents will be added to the text box. By default, the Open dialog box will search for files of the type specified in the Custom script drop-down list box.
- Click to clear the custom script contents.
- Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
- Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
- Saves the changes and remains in the dialog box.
- Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.