Help auditing for MS Visual Studio

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Hi all, I'm trying to use PDQ Inventory to audit our estate for installations of MS Visual Studio and this is proving difficult for a beginner like me. Searching for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, etc. brings up a whole bunch of additional software and it's difficult to see if the system has the actual application installed.

I looked at how Admin Arsenal do it for Office, but their search term syntax is too complicated. I've also watched the filtering webinar, and read the help guide, but haven't found how to exclude some items from my search.

How do others approach this?

Thanks

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Are you sure about 27 "machines" inside your report? For me it looks more like we are talking about 27 applications matching your filter on 11 maschines. You can have 2,3 or even 4 times a application match on one Device.

Run the report again and add the computer name in the result to check this.

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Hi Cristian,

Here're the report results.

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The collection, which has the same filters applied, shows just 11 machines.

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What appears to be happening is some of the Not Any filters are not being excluded once you add the Application Name column. If you remove the Application Name column the correct workstation names are displayed. However, I know seeing the matched application names are important and excluding that column is silly. Knowing that, this appears to be unintended behavior. We've already escalated the ticket you opened with us.

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So this is what I've come up with so far. It looks a bit clunky to me, but seems to work. Is there a better way though? enter image description here

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Resulting report.

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Hm, so I created a collection from this report, and whereas the report shows 27 machines with VS installed, the collection only shows 11. Why is that?

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