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WMI Filter, is my syntax wrong? What am I missing? grr.

craylord asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I've setup a GPO to install an application (WU Client) and I only want it installed on the Windows XP workstations without SP1 or SP2. Here are the variations, in order that I tested.

SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600 and ServicePackMajorVersion=0
Followed by
SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600 and ServicePackMajorVersion<0
then by
SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600 and ServicePackMajorVersion="0"
SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600 and ServicePackMajorVersion IS NULL
SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE Caption=Microsoft Windows XP Professional and ServicePackMajorVersion=0 (plus the variants above)

I also tried adding a second query instead of stringing two in the same one. I also used tried quotes, but logically, I shouldn't need them based on the example filters in the GPM console.

SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600
SELECT * from Win32OperatingSystem WHERE ServicePackMajorVersion=0

Still new to scripting with wmi. Thanks!
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I've never done any WMI in my life, however I have done a fair bit of PL/SQL and C etc.

In most lanuages x=y (assignment) is different to x==y (comparison), so it might be worth checking this out first.

Secondly I was looking at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/aloera/sqlserverscriptingandwmi.asp and found a similar line:

strWQL = "SELECT * FROM Win32_Process WHERE Name = '" & PROCESS_NAME & "'"

Sorry I can't help you more,


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I think you pointed it out right graye. I may have been missing the _. But its curious as the filters included by MS don't have it. Combining the two into one didn't work, they had to be added as their own. So the end result was the single filter with two seperate queries. Each with the following line below. Thanks!

SELECT * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber=2600
SELECT * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE ServicePackMajorVersion<1

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