Download The Software Compliance Tool is a small application designed to reduce the overhead in managing unwanted applications in a business environment. While Windows 7 / 8 have made a lot of headway in easing reduced user rights into the Enterprise, it’s still very common that Local Administrator rights are
The Software Compliance Tool starts as a hidden applications and scans the registry for application details (under HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall). It then compares the applications found to the blacklist policy file (Policy.ECF). If no matches are found, the application closes without any notification to the end user. The policy file is encrypted to prevent users from tampering with it (when run locally).
If a match is found, SCT displays a dialog to the end user and tries to remove the application automatically. For Windows Installer applications, this is generally quite straightforward. For non-MSI based installs, the default uninstall string is used (from the registry) which can be further augmented with additions (ie, “/s” for a silent uninstall) or completely replaced with a custom action string.
Policy breaches can optionally be reported into a SQL database which can be configured in the policy file. The SCT Policy can work in a number of ways:
The application requires the .NET Framework 3.5 to be installed on your workstations in order to run correctly. It also needs Administrator privileges in order to successfully remove applications. The best way to implement would be through a Scheduled Task running with Highest Privileges at user logon, and possibly every few hours.
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