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Software Last Run date - Query to find software which is potentially unused

Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 3:54:04 PM(UTC)
neil.mowforth

neil.mowforth

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Hi

Does LANSweeper query the last run date of specific software? We're at the license limit of a particular piece of software & rather than buy more, I'd like to uninstall it from other computers.

It'd be nice to be able to query the last run date.

Thanks
Esben.D
#1Esben.D Member Administration Posts: 1,982  
posted: 9/5/2018 4:01:49 PM(UTC)
Unfortunately the usage of software is not scanned.

A workaround is to find and scan the executable with file scanning. This will give you the LastAccessed date of the executable.
neil.mowforth
#2neil.mowforth Member Original PosterPosts: 2  
posted: 9/7/2018 3:01:45 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Charles.X Go to Quoted Post
Unfortunately the usage of software is not scanned.

A workaround is to find and scan the executable with file scanning. This will give you the LastAccessed date of the executable.


Thanks for confirming.

I've added the exe to the scanned files list and have got the report. Interestingly it doesn't match the last run date from within 'programs'. These are the dates listed here: gwmi win32_softwareFeature | select-object productname,lastuse -unique | Format-table -autosize
CVannest
#3CVannest Member Posts: 17  
posted: 2/28/2019 9:49:20 PM(UTC)
I'm glad I found this post. I was able to create Custom File Scanning for Office products (Outlook.exe, WinWord.exe etc) and pull Last Accessed data into a report. When you've got 8,000+ systems this is important information. Would be great if it was a canned report.
Malte Hansen
#4Malte Hansen Member Posts: 2  
posted: 9/24/2020 3:04:42 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: CVannest Go to Quoted Post
I'm glad I found this post. I was able to create Custom File Scanning for Office products (Outlook.exe, WinWord.exe etc) and pull Last Accessed data into a report. When you've got 8,000+ systems this is important information. Would be great if it was a canned report.


Would it be possible that you could share the report with the community?

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