Match Using File Paths

To select applications using this method, do the following tasks:

Task

Steps

Select file location.

Do one of the following:

  • Under Location, select [blank] and then use path expression variables.

  • Under Location, select an "application path" location.

Match file path using text and wildcards.

Tip:

The icon appears if this method is selected.

To the right of Location, click and then select Text and wildcards in the menu that appears.

Type a path.

Use the wildcard * to substitute for one or more sequential letters or numbers between punctuation marks.

Match regular expression (PCRE).

Tip:

The icon appears if this method is selected.

To the right of Location, click and then select Regular expression (PCRE) in the menu that appears.

Type a Perl Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE), sometimes also shortened to "RegEx", to match.

PCRE provides powerful string search capabilities, but follows a strict syntax. Search the web for more information about PCREs. Many websites are designed to help you write your own expressions. For an example website, go to http://www.regexr.com.

Add another path to match.

Click the OR button.

Figure 1. The OR Button

Display list of matching applications.

Click Show Matches.

Hide list of matching applications.

Click Hide Matches.

About Locations and Path Expression Variables

Customize file location paths to match endpoint configurations. Specify locations by using path expression variables in file paths or by using the Location drop-down menu.

Table 1. Path Expression Variables and Locations

Location

Path Expression Variable

Description

[blank]

[none]

Exactly the path you type

Any built-in storage

$FixedDrives

Built-in, non-removable local storage, such as internal hard drives

Any local storage

$LocalDrives

All non-removable local storage, such as internal and external hard drives

Note:

In the preview list under Show Matches, $LocalDrives path expressions only display results from the explicit drive letters C and D. This is because the server is unable to remotely identify which real drives on endpoints are specified by the path expression.

Any removable storage

$RemovableDrives

Removable local storage, such as CD or DVD drives and USB flash drives

Note:

In the preview list under Show Matches, $RemovableDrive path expressions do not display results. This is because the server does not collect information from removable drives during endpoint inventories.

Network path

$RemoteDrives

Available network storage, such as network fileshares

Note:

In the preview list under Show Matches, $RemoteDrives path expressions do not display results. This is because the server does not collect information from network fileshares during endpoint inventories.

Program Files folders

$ProgramFiles

Default Program Files folders, such as C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86)

System volume

$SystemDrive

Default Windows system drive, such as C:\