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Duplicate software IDs in SCCM

I have installed SCCM Server 2007 with SP2. Currently the problem is that when i run the resource explorer and software inventory from Add/Remove Componenets, There are duplicate entries with same installed software. I have attached the screenshot of SQL Server 2005 Installed but  it has 2 entries.

Similarly, other Different softwares like adobe, MS Visual Source Safe, MS Visual Studio etc have multiple entries.

How can i remove the duplicate records?


SCCM-Duplicate-software-IDs.jpg
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merowingerCommented:
I also was suprised about those entries. I assume the duplicate IDs are caused from x64 system. There's information in HKLM\Software\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and in HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Deleting these entries is not possible you could just customize your hardware inventory (SMS_DEF.MOF - see code below) to not capture x64. But in my opinion this makes no sense.


[ SMS_Report (FALSE),
SMS_Group_Name ("Add Remove Programs (64)"),
SMS_Class_ID ("MICROSOFT|ADD_REMOVE_PROGRAMS_64|1.0"),
Namespace ("\\\\\\\\localhost\\\\root\\\\cimv2"),
SMS_Context_1 ("__ProviderArchitecture=64|uint32"),
SMS_Context_2 ("__RequiredArchitecture=true|boolean") ]

class Win32Reg_AddRemovePrograms64 : SMS_Class_Template
{
[SMS_Report (TRUE), key ]
string ProdID;
[SMS_Report (TRUE) ]
string DisplayName;
[SMS_Report (TRUE) ]
string InstallDate;
[SMS_Report (TRUE) ]
string Publisher;
[SMS_Report (TRUE) ]
string Version;
};
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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
Can i come to know whether this is a SCCM 2007 problem or there is configuration issue in my server. If this is configuration issue then how can i solve this problem.
There is also same problem in earlier version of SMS i.e. System Management Server 2003. And we can not resolve this problem in 2003 version.

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merowingerCommented:
This is neither a configuration issue nor a problem. This is by design and should be correct
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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
How can i correct this design issue.
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merowingerCommented:
To correct this issue you should not use x64 bit machines, but as i said this is no solution.
You have to live with this ;)
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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
There is no exact solution. This is a design issue commented by expert and should correct.
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