How can I find product code for software, which has been installed on my computer? Changing the upgrade code via a transform is unusual, but not unheard of - especially for corporate repackaging. Screenshot of output full script below : These are the real, live values directly from the Windows Installer database on the machine in question. This answers also tries to summarize other retrieval approaches. As long as tehe software is installed on computer or their registry files are on computer, you would find product key for them with Product Key Finder. This is a great place to create a function, so I've done exactly that.
I also have to escape the closing curly bracket and the closing quotation mark. . The properties and their associated values are shown in the following image. One other possibly less obvious and slightly more complicated option is diving into the registry. November 13th, 2011 Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to quickly find installed software on local and remote computers.
This script is much easier to test and modify for your own use. This is one things I love most about working with Windows PowerShell and scripting in general is that most problems have more than one solution. The easy way to get this information is to use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to query for the information. The package of Windows installation always includes all the information about the software, so the same for Windows system. But our results are less than satisfying. The problem that has already been mentioned several times is that a transform can change upgrade codes at install time, so you need to retrieve the upgrade code programatically if you want to be sure you find the correct one. We are talking Windows PowerShell after all… One way that comes to mind and again, visible within the comments from the previous post , is addressing the issue of how to query multiple remote devices.
However, it is not effective for everyone anytime. Correction: the correct name is Kaspersky; I corrected it. Because Product Key Finder trial version only could show part of software product key for you. My solution or a number of reasons is to rely on using the Invoke-Command cmdlet. Both methods are presented below. Such is the case for sys admins when determining what software is currently configuring a server. A table is a nice way to display the information.
The command to use this class is shown in the following figure. I am no PowerShell expert - I am a deployment specialist not a coder, but the script should do the job. Fortunately, SolarWinds have created a so that you can discover these gems of performance information, and thus improve your PowerShell scripts. As a digression, there is also a one-line PowerShell command which will retrieve product codes and upgrade codes only - without the package name included. I see that similar mindset and participation reflected in the esprit de corps or cohesion of the Windows PowerShell community.
Today Powershell is doing a lot of changes to the windows environment that includes both the Server platform and the desktop platform. I believe the above newer script should cover most use-cases, but I will leave the content below as well since it is not obsolete, just probably less efficient than the above script. We have a dumb application that we have to use at work. Simply run Get-Member to explore all properties. Note that I don't recommend either of these changes, just reporting what worked for me.
Guest Blogger Weekend concludes with Marc Carter. Here is a script which ingeniously reminds us of how to interrogate the registry, but for our mission it has a fatal flaw. I have to escape the quotation mark and the opening curly bracket for the IdentifyingNumber property. We can see this by using Get-WinEvent and looking at the Application log to see what is happening. Use the Item cmdlets when you work with registry keys and subkeys.
Spiceworks is the better avenue here, I think. It is also possible to use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet and a filter to improve the performance of the command a little bit. Before using this powershell scripts, you need to make sure whether you are running the correct query, because a query executed by the powershell cannot be brought back. You may also need to know the administrator password of the remote computer which you are trying to connect. Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy. Georges Zwingelstein created the following command strings to sort by Installed programs, Installed updates, or Installed components. The InstallLocation property points to the location where the software installs.
I'm having issue with a script I've written and would love some help. In 2008, I made the move to Windows PowerShell and have never looked back. It is because powershell commands allows us to use the software maintenance repository in windows in a good way so that we can dig in deep. It could be simply for just knowing what they have installed, or determining if some software installed may have vulnerabilities which are fixed via a security update or performing an audit for software which may not have been approved to be installed. It addresses this limitation and adds some new features, some of which should be particularly useful for people managing both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. So what is the best solution to determine installed applications? The company has released a new version of this application, and I am trying to write a Windows PowerShell script to uninstall the old application—the problem is that I need to find the application first. Table 1: Application Properties Returned by Get-InstalledApp.