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Status Future consideration
Categories ClearCase
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 16, 2018

Change way ClearCase determines the Window version

When you run cleartool hostinfo -long on a windows 10 host (ANY build), the windows version number is reported as: Windows NT 6.2 (build 9200)

This is inaccurate and makes auditing a client mix more difficult. The cause is described by this page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/SysInfo/operating-system-version

"Applications not manifested for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 will return the Windows 8 OS version value (6.2). "

According to stack overflow, the OS version is stored in the registry and can be queried directly. Reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/47581146/getting-os-build-version-from-win32-api-c

Use Case
This issue is reported to be interfering with monitoring client OS versions. In a Windows 10 environment, where there are 3 active build numbers depending upon the "update ring" and which "branch" is set for the hosts, this can limit visibility to OS versions, making issues related to OS updates that much more difficult to verify.
RFE ID 127324
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational ClearCase
Idea Priority Medium