ConfigMgr Collection Query – Installed Applications

The following SCCM collection query can be used to list all computers with a particular application and version installed, in this example Java version 6 update 21.

You could use this custom collection list to deploy an update or software package only if they already have another application installed. For example, deploy a Java update only if a version of Acrobat Reader 9.x is already installed.

To use the query you will need to create a new collection and add as a Membership Query Rule.

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.Name not in (select distinct SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.Name from  SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM on SMS_G_System_COMPUTER_SYSTEM.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName = "%Java(TM) 6 Update 21%")

How to create a new collection in SCCM

  1. With the Configuration manager Console window open
  2. Right-click the ‘Collections’ node and select ‘New Collection’
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  4. Enter in an appropriate name for the collection, for example “Workstations with Office 2010 SP1”
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  6. Click ‘Next’
  7. Click on the ‘Query Rule’icon (it looks like a yellow cylinder)
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  9. Enter an appropriate name for the query and limit to your workstation collection (if required – but NOT suggested for the Apple Mac Systems query!)
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  11. Click on the ‘Edit Query Statement’ button
  12. Select the ‘Show Query Language’ button
  13. Delete any text already in the ‘Query Statement’ box and copy and paste the query above into the box
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  15. Click ‘OK’ and then ‘OK’ to return to the New Collection Wizard
  16. Click ‘Next’,‘Next’,‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’
  17. You may need to refresh the collection before you’re able to see the clients listed, this is done by right-clicking on the new collection and selecting ‘Update Collection Membership’

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