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Windows Version Rule

The Windows Version basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It is used primarily as a prerequisite type rule. The specified Windows version is verified with what is found on a scanned computer. If the rule does not pass verification, the software update is considered not needed on the computer. The Windows Version property has the following configuration settings:

  • Comparison: Specifies whether the Windows version on the computer is less than, less than or equal to, equal to, greater than or equal to, or greater than the configured version. This is a required field.

  • Major Version: Specifies the major version of Windows on the computer. Refer to the table in this topic for a list of different Windows versions. The default value is set to 5, with possible values of 4, 5, and 6. This is a required field.

  • Minor Version: Specifies the minor version of Windows on the computer. Refer to the table in this topic for a list of different Windows versions. The default value is set to 0. This is an optional field.

  • SP Major Version: Specifies the Service Pack major version for Windows on the computer. The default value is set to 0. This is an optional field.

  • SP Minor Version: Specifies the Service Pack minor version for Windows on the computer. The default value is set to 0. This is an optional field.

  • Build Number: Specifies the build number of Windows on the computer. This is an optional field.

  • Product Type: Specifies whether the computer is a workstation, domain controller, or server. This is an optional field.

The following table provides a list of the major and minor versions for Windows operating systems:

 

  Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista

Major Version

5

5

5

6

Minor Version

0

1

2

0

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