Catalog Software Version Checking
I've been asked whether it is possible to track whether installed software is older than the most current version.
I'm thinking the software catalog could be a start point.
I'm not familiar with SQL, so not sure how to go about this.
In essence I need to see:
Installed version is less than 6 months older than current version.
Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance
You could create a reference machine that you would keep the software on the most current versions. Create a report to compare that machine to all the others installed programs. One way to insure that newest version is in the catalog is to have a machine with it installed on to be inventoried.
The software catalog will make this easier for finding differences in minor versions, but major versions will be more difficult.
Here are some previous posts that I have answered that get into some of the details on why this is so difficult to automate: