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File Creation Date with Registry Value Rule

The File Creation Date with Registry Value basic rule in System Center Updates Publisher is used when creating or modifying software update definitions. It is used primarily as an applicability or installed type rule. A specific file, file creation date, and registry key value are verified with what is found on a scanned computer. If the rule does not pass verification, the software update is considered not applicable or not installed on the computer. The File Creation Date with Registry Value rule has the following configuration settings:

  • Registry key: Specifies the path to the registry key. For example, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MyCompany\MyTool\Mykey. This is a required field.

  • Registry value: Specifies the value for the registry key configured in the Registry key field. Leave this field blank to specify the default value.

  • Use 32-bit Registry: Specifies whether registry hive detection will always occur in 32-bit or determine whether the computer is 64-bit or 32-bit and detect the registry hive accordingly. By default, the Use 32-bit check box is not enabled and both 64-bit and 32-bit registry detection are supported.

  • Path: Specifies the relative path to the file (MyFolder\Notepad.exe). This is a required field.

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

  • Created Date: Specifies the date the file was created. Use the check box to enable this property and then specify the creation date and time of the file. The default value is the current date and time. This is a required field.

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