Application detection types

Article:HOWTO64012  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64012
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Application detection types

Application detection searches a monitored computer to determine if specific applications are installed.

See About application detection.

Application detection is configured for the monitor policies that are part of monitor packs . You can also add detection methods to a monitor policy to meet any additional application detection needs.

See Adding application detection to a monitor policy.

You can choose from several application detection types. The different types let you monitor the specific applications that are the most critical to your operations.

Table: Detection types

Type

Description

COM object is registered

(Windows only)

Checks for the existence of a COM object. The Class ID and IID are required to identify the object.

If you select the Always detect as a 32-bit module check box, applications are only detected if they run in a 32-bit state.

DLL is present

(Windows only)

Checks for the presence of a DLL. The name of the DLL is required.

If you select the Always detect as a 32-bit module check box, applications are only detected if they run in a 32-bit state.

File exists

Checks for the existence of a file. The path to the file and the name of the file are required. In Windows, you can check for the existence of a specific version or versions. To check for the existence of the file only, select Exists in the Condition field.

To check for a specific product version or versions, select a logical operator and specify a version. Example: The version that is checked for can be equal to 7.0.

In Linux or UNIX, you can check only for the existence of the file. Select Exists in the Condition field.

Package is present

Checks whether a package is installed on the monitored computer. For Linux systems, RPM package availability is checked. The package name is required. You can check for the existence of the package or a version of the package. To check for the existence of the package only, select Exists in the Condition field.

To check for a specific version, select a logical operator and specify a version.

Process is running

Checks if a process is running. The name of the process is required. In Linux and UNIX environments, use the long name of the process without path or arguments. For example, for the "/usr/lib/dmi/snmpXdmid -s myhost" process, enter "snmpXdmid" in this field.

Registry key exists

(Windows only)

Checks for the existence of a registry key. The registry key root and subkey are required.

If you select the Always detect as a 32-bit module check box, applications are only detected if they run in a 32-bit state.

Registry value

(Windows only)

Checks for the existence of a registry key value. The registry key root, subkey , key name, and key type are required. You can check for the existence of the value or the existence of a certain key value. To check for the existence of the value only, select Exists in the Condition field.

To check for a specific key value, select a logical operator and specify a value.

If you select the Always detect as a 32-bit module check box, applications are only detected if they run in a 32-bit state.

Service is installed or running

(Windows only)

Checks for the existence or running of a service. The name of the service, and whether the name is a display or a binary name, is required. You must also choose if you want to check for the existence or running of the service.


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