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Powershell script to list installed software on multiple machines.

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Hi Guys, im looking to develop the script below further by scanning multiple machines to get the results of installed software. when i run the script it seems to ignore the computers txt files and loops around the same machine. also id like to display the machine name which it has come from.

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$computerfile = get-content "C:\Users\Downloads\computers.txt"
ForEach ($computer in $computerfile) {
Get-WmiObject win32_Product  | Select Name,Version,PackageName,Installdate,Vendor | Sort InstallDate -Descending
}
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 1000 total points
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change "Get-WmiObject win32_Product"
to "Get-WmiObject win32_Product   -computer $computer"

you just need to add the -computer parameter
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hi i have tried that and get lots of errors. any ideas? also it doesnt dispaly the computer name

Get-WmiObject : Invalid class
At C:\Users\Downloads\Untitled4.ps1:4 char:14
+ Get-WmiObject <<<<  win32_Product  -computer $computer | Select Name,Version,PackageName,Installdate,Vendor | Sort InstallDate -Descending
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
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is there a way to display in the output the machine name?
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by:becraig
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Here is an easy way:

$computerfile = get-content "C:\Users\Downloads\computers.txt"
ForEach ($computer in $computerfile) {
@"
=======================
Displaying for $computer
=======================
"@
Get-WmiObject win32_Product  -computername computer | Select Name,Version,PackageName,Installdate,Vendor | Sort InstallDate -Descending
} 

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Also to get wmi working on the remote computers you can simply run a scheduled task on multiple servers to run the following command

enable-psremoting -force
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thanks
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