Detect applications installed for single users

Registered by Paul Mussach on 2012-11-29

Some applications by default install for single users, or there is an installation option that allow this. OCS only detects APPs installed for ALL users (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive) and not those installed for the user (under HKEY_CURRENT_USER).
It would be good to have all app's detected. In many cases there is only one user that logs in a machine, so we are losing applications that the user can see without noticing whether they are for all users or for one user only.

I see two ways:
1) Have OCS Agent detect all the applications (scanning all the registry, including users not logged in). I can see it is difficult.
2) Have OCS Agent detect app's for all users (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE) and those for the user logged in. As different users would log in, perhaps the Agent could contact the server and send the information about new applications. I understand this could imply changes in the server side.

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The agent could do that for all SIDs found in registry.
But we should make sure that we do not inventory software twice if the is a chance.
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