Creating a collection for MS Office
I'm having some trouble getting a collection for MS Office to work. I'm in the middle of a gradual Office 365 rollout, and I'm leaving the old version of Office (either 2003 or 2007) temporarily installed until I can verify with each person that everything is working. Because of that, I'd like to create a collection that detects all PCs with both Office 365 and Office 2003/2007 installed. Problem is, every time I try to create one that should do that, I get no PCs in the collection, which I know is not the case. How should I create a collection to do that?
I ran into a similar issue and I think I know what your problem is. Are you putting the filters for both applications into the same group filter? Like this:
That will not work because PDQ is searching for a single application whose name contains both "Office 2010" and "Office 2016." Obviously no application meets those criteria.
You need two put the value filters into different group filters, like this:
Now it's searching for two different applications, each meeting its own criteria.
That worked for me except that the top-level group filter needed to be "Any", not "All". Thanks
Hm... that has not been my experience. I would think that if you filter to Any then you will get any computer with either version of Office, not computers with both versions. Would you mind posting a screenshot of your collection's filters?
I added another layer because there are a few specific PCs I needed to exclude from this collection (hence the top level "All" filter and the "Not Any" at the bottom), but the relevant part is in red box.
It still seems to me that you would be getting every computer that meets either condition, not both, but I could be mistaken. Maybe it's a RegEx thing.
Glad it works for you!
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