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jdusc2002 Absent Member.
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Detecting client versions

Is there any good way to detect what version of the GW client is being used when a user logs in besides going to the http interface of the POA?

We use SCCM to deploy software and need to locate machines that are still running older client versions. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Detecting client versions

On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 14:36:02 +0000, jdusc2002 wrote:

> Is there any good way to detect what version of the GW client is being
> used when a user logs in besides going to the http interface of the POA?


Not natively, though some third-party tools such as Vertigo may tell you.

> We use SCCM to deploy software and need to locate machines that are
> still running older client versions. Any ideas would be appreciated.


If SCCM is like ZEN you should be able to deploy software based on
criteria such as file version. If so, take a look at the version of
grpwise.exe.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Detecting client versions

If you have a login script you could determine based on the file date of
grpwise.exe. That's what I do.

>>> On 8/13/09 at 9:36 AM, jdusc2002<jdusc2002@no-mx.forums.novell.com>

wrote:

> Is there any good way to detect what version of the GW client is being
> used when a user logs in besides going to the http interface of the
> POA?
>
> We use SCCM to deploy software and need to locate machines that are
> still running older client versions. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Detecting client versions

Any chance you could post an example the login script of how you do that? I
would like to give that a try!


"Ted Kumsher" <ted@davisbrownlaw.com> wrote in message
news:4A853EAD.C4BF.0016.0@davisbrownlaw.com...
> If you have a login script you could determine based on the file date of
> grpwise.exe. That's what I do.
>
>>>> On 8/13/09 at 9:36 AM, jdusc2002<jdusc2002@no-mx.forums.novell.com>

> wrote:
>
>> Is there any good way to detect what version of the GW client is being
>> used when a user logs in besides going to the http interface of the
>> POA?
>>
>> We use SCCM to deploy software and need to locate machines that are
>> still running older client versions. Any ideas would be appreciated.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Detecting client versions

@echo off

set datecheck=5182009

call :vercheck c:\novell\groupwise\grpwise.exe
goto :eof


:vercheck
for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=(-)" %%a in ('"echo.|date"') do (
for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/.- " %%A in ("%~t1") do (
set %%a=%%A&set %%b=%%B&set %%c=%%C
)
)
set /a "yy=10000%yy% %% 10000 %% 2000 + 2000,mm=100%mm% %% 100,dd=100%dd% %%
100"
if /i not %mm%%dd%%yy%==%datecheck% (
echo This computer: %computername% is NOT up to
date.>>f:\public\gwcheck.txt
)
goto :eof


>>> On 8/19/2009 at 10:49 AM, Michael Rae<Mrae@NotArealDomain.com> wrote:

> Any chance you could post an example the login script of how you do that?

I
> would like to give that a try!
>
>
> "Ted Kumsher" <ted@davisbrownlaw.com> wrote in message
> news:4A853EAD.C4BF.0016.0@davisbrownlaw.com...
>> If you have a login script you could determine based on the file date of
>> grpwise.exe. That's what I do.
>>
>>>>> On 8/13/09 at 9:36 AM, jdusc2002<jdusc2002@no-mx.forums.novell.com>

>> wrote:
>>
>>> Is there any good way to detect what version of the GW client is being
>>> used when a user logs in besides going to the http interface of the
>>> POA?
>>>
>>> We use SCCM to deploy software and need to locate machines that are
>>> still running older client versions. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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