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IE version report for NS7

Created: 09 May 2011 • Updated: 04 Aug 2011 | 4 comments
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Does anyone have\use a report in NS7 which gives them the ie version from ie6 through to ie8? Ideally i'd like to know PC name, IP address and version of ie, but any report which provides the i.e details would be useful.

I've seen a couple of posts regarding this but neither have been answered specifically so if anyone has managed to achieve this i'd love to share your knowledge.



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nicoled18's picture

This one has been a little trick for me and I haven't had the time to really make the report work 100%, but I will share with you what I did manage to get done.

It's a little tough for a couple of reasons.  First, IE 6 doesn't show up as an add/remove programs entry.  Second, at least in my Altiris environment, machines upgraded to IE 8 from 7 seem to show both as installed in Altiris-land. 

So basically what I have is a report that shows three things: 

Blank Add/Remove Programs Displayname for IE6

Machines Altiris thinks have IE7 (likely inaccurate)

Machines Altiris thinks have IE8 (likely pretty accurate)

I grab a few fields for each machine and do some joins, including an add/remove programs class join.  This join is where I specify to grab machines w/addremove programs displayname = IE7 or IE8.  In the Where clause, I grab the IE6 machines by specify machines where resource guid is null (these are the blank AddRemove.DisplayName machines). 

Then I grab machines with IE7 or IE8.

See below:

DECLARE @v1_TrusteeScope nvarchar(max)
   SET @v1_TrusteeScope = N'%TrusteeScope%'
   [dca4_AeX AC Identification].[Client Date],
   [vRM_Computer_Item] AS [vri2_Computer]
      LEFT OUTER JOIN [Inv_AddRemoveProgram] AS [dca3_AddRemoveProgram]
         ON ([vri2_Computer].[Guid] = [dca3_AddRemoveProgram].[_ResourceGuid] AND ([dca3_AddRemoveProgram].DisplayName = N'Windows Internet Explorer 7' OR [dca3_AddRemoveProgram].DisplayName = N'Windows Internet Explorer 8'))

      LEFT OUTER JOIN [Inv_AeX_AC_Identification] AS [dca4_AeX AC Identification]
         ON ([vri2_Computer].[Guid] = [dca4_AeX AC Identification].[_ResourceGuid])

      LEFT OUTER JOIN [vAsset] AS [ajs4_vAsset]
         ON ([vri2_Computer].[Guid] = [ajs4_vAsset].[_ResourceGuid])
      LEFT OUTER JOIN [vOSOperatingSystem] AS [vOS]
         ON ([vri2_Computer].[Guid] = [vOS].[_ResourceGuid])

            [dca3_AddRemoveProgram].[_ResourceGuid] IS NULL

[dca3_AddRemoveProgram].DisplayName = N'Windows Internet Explorer 8'
[dca3_AddRemoveProgram].DisplayName = N'Windows Internet Explorer 7'
            ([ajs4_vAsset].[Status] = N'Active')
            ([vOS].[Name] LIKE '%Windows XP%')

      ([vri2_Computer].[Guid] IN (SELECT [ResourceGuid] FROM [ScopeMembership] WHERE [ScopeCollectionGuid] IN (SELECT [ScopeCollectionGuid] FROM dbo.fnGetTrusteeScopeCollections(@v1_TrusteeScope))))


The next step here would probably be to add some case statments for:

1. Case where resourceguid is null, set the displayname to IE6

2. Case where machine has both ie7 and ie8, make the diplayname IE8.

That might work for you.

Otherwise, maybe inventory the c:\program files\internet explorer folder and just a report on the version of iexplore.exe - might be easier than trying to deal w/things from the add/remove programs aspect...

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AltAdminNC's picture

Since SMP doesn't inventory the installed Internet Explorer application very well, using Add/Remove programs or Targeted Inventories didn't work for me. After much digging, I found what appears to be a viable solution...

Start with the "Audit Software Search Report" which is located in 7.0 under:

Reports > Discovery and Inventory > Inventory > Cross-platform >Software/Applications > General Software

Computer Name: --Any--
File Name: iexplore.exe
Product Version:8%  ( or whatever version you are looking for)

Click Refresh.

This report is not perfect and you will get duplicate computer names. To clean it up, click 'Save As' into Excel and remove duplicate computer names (Data tab > Remove Duplicates and select only the Computer Name column).

Though a bit clunky, this seems to be better than any other options available in SMP.

I have also created a simplified version of the report using the SQL below. Even when using the Distinct statement, it may return duplicate computer names because of the file path. Once again, dropping it into Excel can easily fix this.

select distinct


fd.[Name] as [File Name],





dbo.Inv_Installed_File_Details FD

JOIN vcomputer VC on VC.[Guid] = FD.[_ResourceGUID]

JOIN dbo.Inv_Windows_File wf ON wf.[_ResourceGuid] = FD.[FileResourceGuid]

where fd.[Name] like 'iexplore.exe'

and wf.[ProductVersion] like '8%'

Hodgkinsons's picture

Hi thanks for that,

That should do what we need it to do, I'll try the SQL report yet, but I think this will show what I need it too


Shaun Hodgkinson

IT analyst 2nd line Elior UK