SCCM SQL Query – Google Earth Installs

We have recently been asked to report on Google Earth installations within our SCCM environment. So, as we were already collecting the EXE file information within our hardware inventory, we could make use of the SoftwareFile data in the SCCM SQL database. Also, having spent some time Googling a query for Google Earth, we found that

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Google Earth Pro – Free to Download

If you were already not aware, Google Earth Pro is now available to use for free! The cost for this product was around $450 a year on subscription but since January 2015 you can directly download and login to the service for free. Google themselves released a blog post about this which you can read

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Remove Google Earth 6 using SCCM

Like most other businesses, we have had the issue with users installing Google Earth on their work machines as they dont need local admin to install it. I’ve been looking into various ways of removing Google Earth using SCCM but most failed. I’ve found the simplest way to do this is to run the following

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Google Earth SCCM Uninstall

The best way to ensure Google Earth gets removed is to collect the Google Earth.msi file that is put into the %temp% directory when installed – but you have to make sure that you use the correct version for the version installed. So, create a report in SCCM for all Google Earth installs with file

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