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IEMigrationAssessment issues reporting Chrome

    Question

  • Collection server:
    Windows 2008 R2
    SQL 2008 R2
    MAP 8.5

    Clients:
    Windows XP SP3
    Windows 7 enterprise SP1

    Issue:

    The generated IEMigrationAssessment document doesn't appear to be able to properly locate all Chrome installations.  We use the Google Chrome for Business MSI package (which installs into %PROGRAMFILES%\Google\) vs the per-user install of typical installer.  IEMigrationAssessment reported that 12 out of 400+ PCs have Chrome, which is vastly under reported.

    Details:

    I know MAP was able to collect/harvest that Chrome was installed by directly querying the MAP database.  For example, the following query returns over 250 workstations.

    SELECT
    	ComputerSystemName
    	,ProductCode
    	,DisplayName
    	,DisplayVersion
    	,InstallDate
    	,InstallLocation
    FROM         
    	Core_Inventory.Devices 
    	INNER JOIN     Win_Inventory.ProductsUninstall ON Core_Inventory.Devices.DeviceNumber = Win_Inventory.ProductsUninstall.DeviceNumber	
    where 
    	DisplayName like 'google chrome%'
    ORDER BY     
    	DisplayName      
    	,DisplayVersion
    	,ComputerSystemName
    

    Thoughts?

    Monday, October 28, 2013 10:48 PM

Answers

  • The IE Migration report looks for a specific registry key to get information on the Chrome installation. If that key is not there, the feature won't report on the presence of Chrome. It seems that sometime in 2012, Google decided to move the location of this registry key and ever since then MAP has not accurately reported Chrome installations.

    The original intent of the feature was to assist companies in migrating off of IE 6 to a newer version and the third party browser stuff was added later. With the recent re-org and shift if resources and priorities, it has been decided that third party browser reporting will be deprecated from the feature and has been removed from the next release of MAP.



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    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7:57 PM