3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2013 11:22 AM by GaryH

    Report showing default browser

    GaryH Apprentice

      Is there a way in LANDesk to query for default browser? If not, best way to do the following:

      I want to see all XP boxes running less than IE 8 that do not have another bowser set up as default. I would also like to know what is the actual default browser.


      Thanks.  This community is very helpful helping us new guys out.

        • 1. Re: Report showing default browser
          synsa Specialist

          I'm not sure if you're going to be able to get a decent result for what you want since default browser is a user based setting / registry key.


          You could check out the following registry key and add it to inventory using the custom data tool.  Then when doing your query you'd want to add the logged in user most likely.


          HKCU\Software\classes\.html (also exists in HKLM but wouldn't be accurate to the user level)


          IE = htmlfile

          Chrome = ChromeHTML

          Firefox = FirefoxURL (I think)

          • 2. Re: Report showing default browser
            MarXtar ITSMMVPGroup

            Consider building a batch file that you call with something like a login script. This overcomes the issue of user rights.


            This article describes how to use the miniscan.exe to send up custom data: http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-3066


            So if you built a decent script called by login script (or some other user-based method) then you can get to HKCU data and send it to the server.


            The biggest issues I see with this are that miniscan files get processed before normal inventory so do too much of this and you could impact standard inventory scanning response times (but user login shouldn't be too bad). Also, after you have allowed this data through (using Unknown Items in the inventory settings) you may also be impacted by the data being deleted by subsequent scans. Most of the time you will be fine, but occassionally if there is a full sync scan then this data will disappear so plan for it to be re-populated on a regular basis.


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            • 3. Re: Report showing default browser
              GaryH Apprentice

              This is exactly what I was looking for - Thank you very much. Most of the machines in question only have a single user but we will get LOGO NAME at the same time. Thanks!