Inventory reports programs in AppData that don't exist.



  • Shane Corellian

    Hi, Sarah,

    These other applications that are installed in a user's context are only discovered when the respective user is logged on during an install. We grab the installed user applications from the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Uninstall and HKCU\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\Uninstall keys. We sometimes find installed apps under HKEY_Users but for the most part we only software in the loaded hives. In some cases you may need to delete the registry keys themselves (if the vendor's upgrade / uninstall routines didn't clean them up).

    Depending on the number of computers that are displaying this problem I would recommend writing a quick and dirty script to delete these entries. The easiest implementation would be to run this script inside of a User Level GPO but you could also use PDQ Deploy. Using Deploy you would have to take care to deploy the package(s) when the user is logged on and then use the Run As Logged On User option for the package step that deletes the entries.

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