The File Exists basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It is used primarily as a prerequisite or applicability type rule. The specific 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 or applicable on the computer. The File Exists 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 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 absolute (c:\Windows\Notepad.exe) or relative
path (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.