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SNMP-OID QUESTION ABOUT SOFTWARE

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I'm having a problem with the OID hrSWInstalledDate, it indicates that it should show the last modification date of the application as it would appear in a directory listing.  However, when I make a change to an application's directory, the new date doesn't show up.  Why?  What has to happen in order for the date to refect the change?  Is there a better OID that I can use to get the date when an application has changed?

thanks in advance.
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by:aozarov
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I do not believe what you seek exists – the MIB description you indicating is misleading in description if not name likely for most systems -- and I would ask you what you mean by “the application” (package, any file in main dirctory, the main .exe …) -- as an excerpt

   -- Different implementations may track software in varying
   -- ways. For example, while some implementations may track
   -- executable files as distinct pieces of software, other
   -- implementations may use other strategies such as keeping
   -- track of software "packages" (e.g., related groups of files)
   -- or keeping track of system or application "patches".
 

Just to doublecheck, for W2K, the Install data is very close to the directory create time but not an exact match (is actually a couple seconds afterward).

 

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by:jhughes4
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I was using application interchangeable with Software.  I’m using Windows 2000.  If I make a change to the application within Add/Remove in the control panel, then the change is reflected via hrSWInstalledDate.  I can also see that the directory has been updated.

So hrSWInstalledDate is not controlled by the OS, but rather the software?
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>> So hrSWInstalledDate is not controlled by the OS, but rather the software?
I think in this case the update of this oid is done by windows software manager but I am not sure about that
as there is no standard for how, when and who updates this value.
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Ok thanks, so bottom line there doesn't appear to be an OID that would provide date information on a particular directory for Software or otherwise.

thanks again
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