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Powershell or batch script to know Antivirus version

We are due to roll out Sophos on 1000+ computers in our network, some of the computers already have the newer version, what we are trying to achieve is to select a group of computers, and roll out on them first, but we need to know what version of Sophos is running on those computers, so i think best approach would be to run a script ( export it in CSV ) on those computers remotely and find out which version of particular software version they are running? Need help to write that script and export it, or power shell command which will achieve this purpose
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This is a duplicate of http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Anti-Virus/Q_28515108.html 
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MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
Just for clarity, would it not be easier to connect to the Sophos Enterprise Console, and under all computers, check Anti-Virus details to establish current versions?

I have done a few Sophos rollouts in the past. 1 of them to an environment which already had Sophos deployed on a failed Management server which had not been backed up by the clients local IT who built it, creating a bit of an issue.
I simply built a new DB & Console rather than following Sophos their recommendations which were rather laborious.

I simply created a deployment script which overwrote the old config, and updated the update manager to point to the new console, which than in turn would upgrade the AV where applicable at start-up of machine.

You can create a test deployment OU to assign this to and than from the console post reboot of a test machine, check that the systems reported in, and policies applied successfully.

I realize this is not what you asked for, but thought perhaps it might provide an alternate approach that could help. With this method, the previous version would become irrelevant. What matters is that the new machines check in, and update accordingly.

 REM --- Deploy to Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows7/2008/2008-R2
 \\ServerFQDN\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP\setup.exe -updp "\\ServerFQDN\SophosUpdate\CIDs\S000\SAVSCFXP" -user domain\SophosUpdateMgr -pwd ******** -mng yes
 REM --- End of the script
LeoAuthor Commented:
@footech, will delete the duplicate, but that script doesnt work for me....
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Never said it did.
LeoAuthor Commented:
@Maclean, thanks for your suggestion, but that wont work in our environment.
@footech: can you please guide me to write a powershell script which can generate list of computer from inside security group in OU......i have pasted below on what i am working at.... I dont know how to pass parameter to list computers inside a security group....
Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase " OU=Corporate,OU=Groups,OU=Computers,OU=Domain,DC=domain,DC=lan" -Property Name, lastLogonDate | where lastLogonDate -ge (Get-Date).AddDays(-90) | select Name,lastLogonDate,DistinguishedName,Enabled | sort lastLogonDate  | Export-Csv C:\TEMP\ActiveComputers-Last90Days.csv -noTypeInformation.

So there are few Security groups from which i want to pull up list of computers, one by one, so if i want to define a security group inside Corporate, lets say IT, how should i define it?
Why won't Maclean's suggestion work?  Depending on the problem, there may be a simple solution.

RE: computers in security group - this sounds like a completely separate question, but here's some guidance.  I find that if you ask the question the "right" way, the code to solve it becomes easier to discover.  So try to find different ways of asking the question.  For example, "What computer accounts are members of this security group?" vs. "What members of this security group are computer accounts?"

Here's a modified version of what was posted in http:Q_28517020.html that may work.
import-module activedirectory

$Computers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -SearchBase "OU=Computers,DC=company,DC=lan" -properties SamAccountName |
 Select -ExpandProperty name
foreach ($Computer in $Computers) {
    if ( Test-Connection -ComputerName $Computer -Count 1 -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Quiet ){
        $Export = "C:\Scripts\Software_Inventory\CSV\$Computer.csv"
        Write-Host "$Computer is pingable"
        $RegBase = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey([Microsoft.Win32.RegistryHive]::LocalMachine,$Computer)
        $RegUninstall = $RegBase.OpenSubKey('SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall')
        $RegUninstall.GetSubKeyNames() | 
        ForEach-Object {
            $DisplayName = ($RegBase.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$_")).GetValue('DisplayName')
            $DisplayVersion = ($RegBase.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$_")).GetValue('DisplayVersion')
            if ($DisplayName) {
                New-Object -TypeName PSCustomObject -Property @{
                                ComputerName = $Computer
                                ProgramName = $DisplayName
                                Version = $DisplayVersion
        } | Sort-Object "ProgramName" | Export-Csv $Export -nti -delimiter ";"

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LeoAuthor Commented:
I have been asked to create a report l, by doing that it will also help in doing any future projects...and in some of older version of sophos if they are affected there is a separate procedure to clean them up...so we need to release sophos in a controlled environment...we also have Linux. ..Ubuntu. .and Mac. ...
LeoAuthor Commented:
@footech, thanks for the script, correct me if i am wrong, on line 6 code; i.e. foreach ($Computer in $Computers) {
I dont have to change anything? i have only change the searchbase path and the export path as C:\Temp\$Computer.csv

I am getting the errors, as pasted below;

Exception calling "OpenRemoteBaseKey" with "2" argument(s): "Attempted to
perform an unauthorized operation."
At line:5 char:9
+         $RegBase =
[Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey([Microsoft.W ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccessException

OFFICE is pingable
Right, you shouldn't have to change anything there.  Are you running in an account that has administrator privileges on the remote system?
LeoAuthor Commented:
I am running it from my system on powershell with admin privileges.
I changed SearchBase to my Domain details, and changed the path in $export, to where i want to see the generated output file. i.e. from;

 $Export = "C:\Scripts\Software_Inventory\CSV\$Computer.csv"


That doesn't exactly answer my question.  Just because you are running with admin privileges on the local machine doesn't mean you have admin privileges on the remote machine.  The command you need to get to run without error is:

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LeoAuthor Commented:
I have admin privileges on remote computer, i am getting an error when i tried the powershell command.
At line:1 char:95
+ ... ::LocalMachine,test123
+                    ~
Missing expression after ','.
At line:1 char:95
+ ... ::LocalMachine,test123
+                    ~~~~~~~~~
Unexpected token 'test123' in expression or statement.
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingExpressionAfterToken
Sorry, my example had one flaw, the computer name has to be a string (i.e. surrounded by quotes).  Just to be clear, the quotes don't have to be there when you're using a variable which contains a string, so the complete code above works.

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It's probably worth mentioning that if you were looking for a complete inventory you would also have to query the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall key as well on a 64-bit system.  Not certain where Sophos is mentioned, so you may need to query just one or the other.
LeoAuthor Commented:
apologies for late reply, i have been offsite.....
most of the machines onsite are 64bit.
i have run the query, it runs, but doesnt list anything....
PS C:\windows\system32>


Name                           Property                                                                                                            
----                           --------
That's fine.  For that command that's all you get.
I've tested the code I posted and it works fine.  If you just want to test on one or two machines, create a file named "computers.txt", put a couple names in there (one each line, with no blank lines), then substitute the following for lines 3 and 4.
$computers = @(Get-Content computers.txt)

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LeoAuthor Commented:
making the changes as you suggested only shows computers which are pingable in computers.txt
LeoAuthor Commented:
I am going to request to close off this question if you dont mind, appreciate your help, but i havent found any resolution.
It's up to you.  All the information has been given and the code has been tested.  So now you're just left with figuring out what's sticking in your environment.
LeoAuthor Commented:
This is the VB script which works, and produce results once its attached to group policy, no matter which environment it is.

Option Explicit

Dim objMessage : Set objMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message")       
Dim objNetwork : Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Dim strComputer
Dim Architecture
Dim objReg
Dim strKey
Dim arrSubkeys
Dim strSubkey
Dim intRet1
Dim strDisplayName
Dim intVersionMajor
Dim intVersionMinor
Dim strProgramDisplayName
Dim intProgramVersionMajor
Dim intProgramVersionMinor

strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName

Set objReg = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")

strKey = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"

objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKey, arrSubkeys

'WScript.Echo "Installed Applications" & VbCrLf
For Each strSubkey In arrSubkeys
      intRet1 = objReg.GetStringValue(HKLM, strKey & strSubkey, "DisplayName", strDisplayName)
      If intRet1 <> 0 Then
            objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strKey & strSubkey, "QuietDisplayName", strDisplayName
      End If
      objReg.GetDWORDValue HKLM, strKey & strSubkey, "VersionMajor", intVersionMajor
      objReg.GetDWORDValue HKLM, strKey & strSubkey, "VersionMinor", intVersionMinor

      On Error Resume  Next
      'WScript.Echo strDisplayName
      On Error Goto 0
      If InStr(1, strDisplayName, "sophos", 1) Then
            strProgramDisplayName = strDisplayName
            intProgramVersionMajor = intVersionMajor
            intProgramVersionMinor = intVersionMinor
      End If

If strProgramDisplayName <> "" Then
      WScript.Echo VbCrLf & "Display Name: " & strProgramDisplayName
      WScript.Echo "Version: " & intProgramVersionMajor & "." & intProgramVersionMinor
      objMessage.Subject = "Sophos installed"
      objMessage.TextBody = objNetwork.Username & " " & strComputer & VbCrLf & "Display Name: " & strProgramDisplayName & VbCrLf & "Version: " & intProgramVersionMajor & "." & intProgramVersionMinor
      objMessage.Subject = "Sophos not installed"
      objMessage.TextBody = objNetwork.Username & " " & strComputer
End If

objMessage.From = strComputer & "@EmailServer"
objMessage.To = "test1@EmailServer"

objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "smtp.EmailServer"
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25

LeoAuthor Commented:
found answer, tested it and its working.

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