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    WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    I want to create a WMI filter to target the SMARTboard software installation. I've yet to create my first WMI filter and was wondering if anyone has already done this, or something similar?

    Come to think of it, some sample WMI filters on the WiKi might be good...

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Yes, I've been playing with WMI filters for a little while. The WQL query you need to run to see if you've got Smartboard software installed goes something like this:

    Code:
    select * from win32_product where caption = "CDBurnerXP Pro 3"
    Obviously substituting "CDBurnerXP Pro 3" for whatever the Smart software is called.

    You may find it useful if you download a WMI browser. Microsoft do a free one but it has a very annoying habit of locking my machine up. You could try WMIX or if you're feeling adventurous, Scriptomatic from MS.

    That query will only work for software that has been installed with an MSI. There may be a way to find software installed by third party installers but I haven't found it yet.

    I've also used a WMI filter to filter out XP machines to make a policy only apply to Windows 2000
    Code:
    select * from win32_operatingsystem where caption != "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
    and another to determine the machine's UUID to make sure it only applies to that one.
    Code:
    select * from win32_computersystemproduct where UUID = "FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF"

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    That query will only work for software that has been installed with an MSI. There may be a way to find software installed by third party installers but I haven't found it yet.
    Can you do registry searches in WMI. If so then you could use the GUID of the package or maybe just look for a particular key under HKLM\Software

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    It is apparently possible but not without a lot of farting around

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    @Norphy - I think you misunderstand me. I want to roll out the Smartboard software with a targeted GPO. The WMI filter should include only machines with the smartboard (which I believe is detected by Windows but appears as 'unknown device' in device manager). So far it looks like I need to use the Win32_PnPEntity.DeviceID property, which has the vendor and device information in it.

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Fair enough, clever idea but what I wrote still applies.

    The query should be something like
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    select * from Win32_PnPEntity where PNPDeviceID like "%CDROM_NEC_DVD_RW_ND-4550A____________________1.06____%"
    Whack that into the GPMC and in theory it should work.

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Now that I'm back at work and had the opportunity to look at this for myself, I have found that this works for the Smart 680.

    Code:
    select * from Win32_PnPEntity where PNPDeviceID like "%M06030577%"
    Have to say, genius idea. I think I'll have to use this one more extensively.

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Yep, you can use it for scanners, lego towers, digital blue cameras and all sorts of 'per machine' hardware.

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    Re: WMI filter to target SMARTboard software install

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Yep, you can use it for scanners, lego towers, digital blue cameras and all sorts of 'per machine' hardware.
    Methinks a WiKi section of WMI filters would be useful...

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