Enumerating Programs Installed Tagged: Enumerating Programs This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Rob Simmers 1 year, 10 months ago. Author Posts September 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm #29710 Sultan AlkurnasParticipant How do I use powershell to enumerate all the programs installed on a server? I want to view all the programs installed, or a particular program and not just view Windows Features installed. September 11, 2015 at 11:44 pm #29711 Don JonesKeymaster Which version of Windows? September 12, 2015 at 12:11 am #29712 Sultan AlkurnasParticipant Thank you for the prompt reply. I have three servers Win 2003, Win 2008 and Win 2012. So I need to know how to enumerate all programs installed on all three. I particularly need the method for Win 2008. September 12, 2015 at 1:01 am #29713 Don JonesKeymaster You can use Win32_Product. That has to be installed on 2003, though – it's on the original install media. It's probably the most reliable universal way. September 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #29722 Rob SimmersParticipant There are disadvantages to using Win32_Product. It only will report MSI installed applications and will start scan and recofiguration of every MSI on the system. See some articles with a quick search "Win32_Product bad": Win32_Product Is Evil. Why Win32_Product is Bad News! I've posted a function to get installed programs using the registry before here: Invoking Registry UninstallString If it needs to be adapted for remote use, then you can using remoting and Invoke-Expression or using remote registry methods. It's quick and clean to pull information. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.