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Powershell script to list installed software on multiple machines.

Posted on 2013-05-10
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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.

thanks


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