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Hello,

I need a way to check for applications updated today via command prompt, PS or vbscript.  For example, if Reader and Java were updated today I need a way to return the names of those applications.

Thanks in advance for any solutions offered.
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by:Qlemo
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In PowerShell, you can use this (very slow) method:
get-wmiobject Win32_Product -Filter "InstallDate = '$(get-date -format 'yyyyMMdd)'" | select Name, InstallDate

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That command isn't working for me.
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by:Qlemo
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Yes, it is spitting out an error. Copied the wrong line.
get-wmiobject Win32_Product -Filter "InstallDate='$(get-date -format ""yyyyMMdd"")' " | select Name, InstallDate

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This should at least run for a while. If it does not return with a result after several minutes, nothing has been found with today's date. If you know a date for sure, e.g. 4th, test with
get-wmiobject Win32_Product -Filter "InstallDate='20130604' " | select Name, InstallDate

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That command isn't working for me either but thanks for the input.  Any other ideas?
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"Isn't working for me" is not very helpful. Is there an error message, no output at all, or wrong output? Another debugging option is to use
get-wmiobject Win32_Product | select Name, InstallDate

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, and THAT should return a lot of data. I have now provided you with enough info to debug yourself - it is working for me, as long as I provide correct data.
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