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  • 1.  How to detect portable application

    Posted 10-13-2016 01:55 PM

    Sometimes outside work I have seen the need to use portable applications that are not installed on my personal computer.

     

    This leads me to wonder how I can travez of ITCM detect the use of these applications on computers, there is some method or some tool that can be used to detect a case of such serious adobe photoshop portable.

     

    Thanks



  • 2.  Re: How to detect portable application

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-18-2016 04:38 AM

    Hi

     

    I don't fully understand your question. can you please give us more detail on what you need to achieve?

    thanks

    Rich



  • 3.  Re: How to detect portable application

    Posted 10-18-2016 08:42 AM

    Hi Richard 

     

    if you can enter the following URL: http://www.pendriveapps.com/pidgin-portable-instant-messaging/

    you can see an example of a portable pidgin application as it does not need to be installed on the PC to run or the user to have elevated privileges on the computer.

    the idea is to identify when computers such applications that leave no trace of installation are used, but the service or if they look like executable processes on the computer.



  • 4.  Re: How to detect portable application

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-18-2016 11:10 AM

    Hi Jonathan,

     

    I think this could be done with a Software Usage task.

     

    1- Create a product and release for PidginPortable :

     

     

     

    In properties of PidginPortable release put PidginPortable.exe in Filename and Usage Filename :

     

     

     

     

    2- Then create a Collect task of type "Software Usage" for release "PidginPortable" :

     

     

     

     

     

    and attach this task to the machines or group of machines.

     

    3- The next time AM Agent will be executed on the machine, the new collect task will be executed and file DSM\Agent\units\00000001\uam\UMSWM0.INI will be created containing the Software Usage definition.

     

    4- Every time PidginPortable.exe is started or stopped on the machine, a new line is added in file DSM\Agent\units\00000001\uam\NCMETER.HIS

     

    5- The next time AM Agent will be executed on the machine, the contents of file NCMETER.HIS is collected and information appears in ITCM Console under Software Usage folder :

     

     

     

     

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Jean-Yves



  • 5.  Re: How to detect portable application

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-18-2016 11:15 AM

    However that assume it is not a web based application.  If it is a web based application then all that runs on the client is IE or chrome.  There would be no way of knowing what was launched.  However most likely you could instead monitor it on the web server itself.

     

    Richard Lechner

    Principal Engineering Services Architect

     

    CA Technologies

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  • 6.  Re: How to detect portable application

    Community Manager
    Posted 10-31-2016 10:33 AM

    Jonathan, I've marked your question as assumed answered.

     

    If you're still having this challenge, please let us know and we'll reopen it and get you some more information.