This document provides steps required to use Desktop Central to check if a software application is installed in a client computer. For example, you want to install Google Talk on the client computers in your network. However, you are not sure whether the software application is installed in the client computers. You can follow the steps given below to check whether Google Talk is installed in your client computers by looking for its installation folder.
To check if a software application is installed in a computer by looking for its installation folder, follow the steps given below:
Figure 1: Example for an HTTP-based package
The settings will reflect in the client computers during the agent's 90-minute refresh cycle, during startup or during logon—whichever takes place earlier.
If the folder that you are looking for already exists, you will see the error message, "Pre-Installation failed : Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel.", when you check the deployment status. Desktop Central will not install the package that you created.