Possible to check for either App1, App2, or App3 but not App4?

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  • Luke Nichols

    Craig,

    Here is my interpretation of your problem, please correct me if I'm wrong:

    You want to deploy a Microsoft Office plugin to every computer containing any version of Microsoft Office. You don't care if it's Office Pro Plus, Office 365, etc. as long as it's a full office suite. However, you have some computers with just "Microsoft Outlook" or something similar installed which you do not want to deploy to.

    If that is accurate, I would do the following:

    • Create a report with column "application name" ONLY. Delete any other columns.
      Change the filters to Any > Application name contains Microsoft
    • Run the report and sort by application name.
    • Create a list of any application names from this report that you would want to deploy your Mimecast plugin to.
    • Create a new dynamic collection with filters such as:
      Any
      Application > Name > Contains > Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
      Application > Name > Contains > Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019
      Application > Name > Contains > Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
    • You will have to replace those individual application names with appropriate ones from your environment. Add as many filters as you need.
    • Deploy your package to this dynamic collection. I highly recommend also adding a filter to this dynamic collection to preclude machines that have the Mimecast plugin so that you don't erroneously double-deploy it.
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  • Craig Mohr

    Actually I want to deploy the plugin to a computer with any type of office or outlook standalone. I do not want to deploy to systems without at least one of these (office or outlook). So your example still works for picking up those versions. How do I also filter for not having Mimecast? I was not sure if adding all 3 of those under any would require all 3 or not. If its looking for any one of those I might be screwing up how i am checking for app versions lower than a certain number in my other collections.

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  • Luke Nichols

    I don't have Mimecast in my environment so I'm using Dropbox instead for my example. See screenshot below:

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  • Craig Mohr

    Awesome thanks for your help!

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  • Luke Nichols

    No problem. Glad I could help.

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