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wrong date of installdate on the output of wmic /node:server01 QFE get HotFixID, InstalledBy, InstalledOn

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Hi all,

i am trying to export a list of all the installed Windows security patches on Windows 2008 SP2 servers for log management purposes.
i am using this command:

wmic /node:server01 QFE get HotFixID, InstalledBy, InstalledOn
and i got the wrong installedOn date, here is what i get :
HotFixID                                InstalledBy                                      InstalledOn
{AC76BA86-7AD7-0000-2550-7A8C40000934}                                                   20100922
KB971513                                S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-20890  01cb11c60a8d798c
KB971512                                S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-20890  01cb11c60a917146
944036                                  S-1-5-21-2439542126-1473891312-3459812188-500    01cb0ce8a5f3c27d
KB960362                                S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-20890  01cb11c60a920d8a
KB2079403                               S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-6209   01cb701e6c8d90e1
KB2141007                               S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-6209   01cb701e6c8e0614
KB2158563                               S-1-5-21-3825283475-4269483969-3991436212-6209   01cb701e6c8ea258

what i need to know is:
the list of the installed patches sorted by installeddate/installedOn, but for some reasons the output of above command did not show the installeddate/installedOn correctly

do you know how to get the list with the correct installeddate/installedOn ?
do you know of any utility that we can do the same thing instead of the wmic command ?

there is one link about this :
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winservergen/thread/90717cdc-001c-4d63-b059-4b444e5d9ee8/
but i dont want to use PowerShell cmdlet
thanks

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hi admin
pls get someone to answer my question
thanks!
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This is not exactly what you are looking for but I wanted to offer it.....

Puts it into a nice pretty HTML format....

wmic QFE get HotFixID, InstalledBy, InstalledOn /format:htable >C:\Temp\hotfixes.htm

Course it works as a local command, dont think you can use the ">export" with a remote node..... Might just have the syntax wrong...
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based on this one:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverManagement/thread/069a4389-4c55-41c9-98f8-8199e5766907/

"According to the research, when we use WMI class: Win32_QuickFixEngineering to query the InstalledOn property, the system will return an encoded Date String (HEX). "
i know the InstalledOn is shown in enconded Hex and we cant read this,
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Thats why I have been partial to the command I posted above...
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so, how do we fix the wrong date format ?
i think someone posted that we can use Power shell scrips, if you guy know the power shell script to do this, pls post it here
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Im sorry, I cannot help to get this in a better format....
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