4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2017 3:10 PM by rodri

    Help with applicability rules

    rodri

      Hi,

       

      I appreciate some help from anyone with experience with reading the Applicability rules in PM. The below example (Shockwave Player) states a couple of nested AND and a nested OR as well (it looks like that to me): Can anyone spell how flow is suppose to happen in layman terms for me please?

       

       

      Rodrigo

        • Re: Help with applicability rules
          kellytice

          It looks like almost everything there would need to evaluate as True for that update to be considered "applicable".

           

          Specifically:

          • either of the very last two must be true.
          • aside from those last two lines, ALL other lines must be true.
            • Re: Help with applicability rules
              rodri

              I get that, no different to what I thought. Interestingly enough, it seems that shockwave doesn't create this Reg Keynormally present for other apps:

               

              HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Shockwave Player

               

               

              so that a NOT rule will always be true when the application is found to be already installed, which is the whole purpose of the (upgrade only) ones.

               

              The question is why Solarwinds checks for this rule if it is not required? Wouldn't it be easier to just remove it?