Creating file conditions

File conditions specify the parameters of such files as .exe, .dll, and .ocx files for recognizing software products. You can use file conditions to identify software (for example, distribution files) that don’t write any data to the registry.

NOTE: To apply the rules with file conditions, audit profile must be configured to scan software information in files. For details, see Audit Profiles - File Scan.

To create a file condition:

  1. In the Software Recognition - File Condition window, in the File Name field, type in the exact name of the file to search the computers’ hard disks for. You can click Browse for file and browse the local network for the desired file.

If the Software Catalog already contains a product whose software recognition rule is based on the information from the target file, you can click Select from database and select this file using the Select File window.

  1. If you need to restrict the condition, specify either or both of the following parameters:

    • To specify the file size, select the File Size check box and type in the exact size in bytes. If you found the file on a computer or in the database, the File Size field is auto-populated with the information from the file properties. You can keep the value or change it.

    • To specify the product version, select the Product Version check box and enter the version for matching with the Product Version in the file’s Version Information block. You can use standard wildcard characters: the question mark (?) substitutes for one character, the asterisk (*) substitutes for any zero or more characters. If the field was automatically populated with the information from the file properties, you can keep the value or change it.

  1. Click OK.