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Batch File Creation: MS Security Patch Check / Software Audit Check

Posted on 2006-07-19
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Hi,

Would like assistance in the creation of 2 batch files:

1. A batch to check that all PC's on the network are covered by MS Security Patches & which patches or a way for me to add the specific MS Patch numbers and workstation names and output if the workstations are patched.

2. A batch to check all PC's for specific software titles. ie. to conduct a license check.

Thanks in advance
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For the security patches you should use the MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer)
running "hfnetchk –z –v" will show you what is missing.

for the software titles you need a way to recognise a certain software title. For example if a subdirectory in c:\program files exists, you can asume that that particular software is installed. But that is not fool-proof.
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