Find all liceneces and keys via cmd prompt?

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-09-07
Is there a way to find all liceneces and keys on my computer via cmd prompt?  Thanks
Question by:captgriggs1
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    There is no way to do this for all software as different vendors store their license information differently.

    You can get the installed MS Office license (not the full key though) using the ospp.vbs script located in the Office installation folder.
    cscript.exe ospp.vbs /dstatus

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    You can get your windows license (but not the full key) using slmgr.vbs script located in the windows directory.
    slmgr.vbs /dli 

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    by:Chris Berry
    I don't believe you can easily.

    You can use ProduKey and a command line to achieve this though.-
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    I don't have the answer in a command line.
    And as last experts comments say I don't think it is possible as every software is doing its way.
    For Microsoft products, at least OS and office, I have been using "keyfinder" several times, it works fine.

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    well darn, thanks for the input.  I cannot install any 3rd party software on the work computer.  For my personal I've used Belarc Advisor in the past and it worked pretty good with gathering everything and it was free.  I was hoping there was an out of the box way.  Thanks
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    by:☠ MASQ ☠
    For those that are hidden in the registry you can write a VB script (or copy one off the Net!) depends what you want to find, if there's a list of specific programs and they store registry keys then the answer is a definite maybe :) If you want to just pick up anything that might be on there with no specific software in mind then probably not.

    Example scripts quizzing WMI can be found here
    All you need is the registry location for each of the programs you are interested in.
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    Jellybean Keyfinder is an utility that can be run without installing it last time I checked. Looks like they have updated it.
    The Pro version is not that expensive.  Don't know if it can be run command line. You'd have to look into that.

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    I was hoping there was an out of the box way.  Thanks

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