Create Collection Query based on CCM_Application.ID

Steve Pogue 71 Reputation points
2021-02-03T17:58:37.613+00:00

CM running current branch 2006
would like to create a collection based on a query of CCM_Application.ID and need some help creating the query.

To date I have worked with Queries that search Add Remove programs or existence of files with query strings like this"

select SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceID,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceType,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Name,SMS_R_SYSTEM.SMSUniqueIdentifier,SMS_R_SYSTEM.ResourceDomainORWorkgroup,SMS_R_SYSTEM.Client from SMS_R_System inner join SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS on SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.ResourceID = SMS_R_System.ResourceID where SMS_G_System_ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS.DisplayName like "ESET Management%"

Unfortunately, I work with many Script based installers that do not update the Add remove programs and thus the above query is of no use.

Internally, CM records each application with a CI Unique Id which you will see in client logs such as AppIntentEval, DCMAgent, AppDiscovery and AppEnforce etc.

If you turn on the "CI Unique ID" column in the Console->Software Library->Applications you will see the CCM_Application.ID in column CI Unique. eg.
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Walking through WMI on the client computer with WMI Explorer you can find the relevant applications available or installed on the client:

WMI Explorer
NameSpace: ROOT\ccm\ClientSDK
Class: CCM_Application

SELECT * FROM CCM_Application WHERE Id='ScopeId_A5D88389-7CC4-4728-9618-E26675CEB365/Application_f129454b-d7f8-4182-809c-90ab0e69ca4e' AND IsMachineTarget=true AND Revision='1' AND InstallState = 'Installed'

Is it possible to create a collection query to find computers with the above string

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  1. AllenLiu-MSFT 41,136 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-04T07:29:18.553+00:00

    @Steve Pogue
    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.
    Like Jason suggested, we may use Configuration Items and Configuration Baselines to get the results and create new collection with the deployments like below:

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  1. Jason Sandys 31,176 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2021-02-03T19:02:19.657+00:00

    Is it possible to create a collection query to find computers with the above string

    No, not with the App ID.

    What's the goal here and purpose of the collection? Is it purely for reporting?