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SCCM Collection Creation

I am trying to create a collection so that it will contain machines that have a particular software installed.  I would like to be able to have all versions of that software in that collection.  The software I am trying to do this with is Adobe Reader.  I want to have just the machines with Adobe reader in this collection, and not machine that have Acrobat.  The issue is I get machines that have all Adobe products on them(i.e.Acrobat)  I will submit my collection query.  Also let me know if there is a better way to do this.  the goal is to have collections so that I can push a patch to an application and target all the machines that have the application.
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Little confused, the collection you've setup will find machines with Adobe Reader, 9.1.2 - 6.0 are you sure that Adobe Reader isn't actually installed on these machines?  The collection itself looks fine and is picking up all machines with those products installed.  Are you trying to have an exeception so that if Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader is installed to not include them in the collection?

Of course the best method for updating is using System Center Updates Publisher within SCCM to deploy the patches, similar to Windows Updates.
http://www.myitforum.com/myITWiki/SCCMSU_SCUP.ashx

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Correct I am looking to have a collection that has machines in it only if they have Adobe Reader installed no matter the version.  Currently with the way the collection is created I am showing machines with any Adobe Product.  It almost looks like it isn't appling the second word(Reader) and is putting any machine that has any Adobe products installed, in the collection.
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Do I also have to specifiy it the way that I am or is there an easier way to write the query
So can you confirm that Adobe Reader isn't installed on a particular machine, if you open Resource Explorer and look at the Add/Remove entries.  Adobe Reader isn't displayed in the list?  As I mentioned the query looks correct, your condition is looking for anything equal so is string specific.  Otherwise you'd have a condition with "is like" which would capture all Adobe Products.

Hope that made sense.

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It looks like it is working I checked the machines and some of them have both a reader and Acrobat.  Is there a way I can exclude machine that have both so my collection would have machines that only have reader and not machine with Acrobat?
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Ok that takes care of it.  Thanks