How are applications discovered in CCA with NDG Scan

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Issue/Introduction

Network discovery gateway connects to remote machines and runs a scan to get various information, one of them is the applications installed

How are the "Applications" installed detected by NDG?

Environment

Release:
Component: CAACM

Resolution

Windows
Within the registry hive of: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
For each item that has "DisplayName" and "Version", those applications are considered installed and will be used within the results
A Microsoft patch is also detected here using the same keys, but validates that the Publisher is "Microsoft" and that the "DisplayName" contains "KB" in order for it to be a Microsoft KB Patch

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Each distribution has its own command for this
RPM/bin/rpm -qa
HP-UX/usr/sbin/swlist -l product
Debian/usr/bin/dpkg -l
AIX/usr/bin/lslpp -Lc