Windows – Get a List of all Installed Programs (and Updates)

KB ID 0000619 Dtd 15/06/12

Problem

I needed to get a list of installed programs from a server I was having problems with, so I could compare the results with another server. Note: This will work on Windows client OS’s as well.

Solution

1. On the machine in question launch a command window.

Launch Command Window

2. To display all the installed programs execute the following two commands;

WMIC product get name,version

View Installed Programs

3. To export all the installed programs to a text file (c:ProgramList.txt) execute the following two commands;

WMIC /output:c:ProgramList.txt product get name,version

Export Installed Programs

4. Here’s the sort of information you can get.

List of Installed Programs

5. To export all the installed updates to a text file (c:UpdateList.txt) execute the following two commands;

WMIC /output:C:UpdatelList.txt QFE get

Note: You can get a list of updates by running the ‘systeminfo’ command but this gives you much more information.

Export Installed Updates

6. Here’s the sort of information you can get.

List of Installed Updates

 

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