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May 5, 2014 at 7:07 am

It has been removed from Post Winsows 2003 & not working 2008 onwards.
(gwmi -cn $computer -namespace “root\CIMV2\Applications\MicrosoftIE” -query “select version from MicrosoftIE_Summary”).Version

Any alternate for 2008?

May 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

As far as I'm aware, there's not an alternate WMI Namespace or Class to obtain that information from. You could retrieve the information from the registry:

Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer' -Name svcVersion

You can use that command with PowerShell remoting to retrieve the information from a remote machine:

Invoke-Command -ComputerName 'RemoteHost' -ScriptBlock {(Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer').svcVersion}

If your set on using WMI (if PowerShell remoting is not enabled), you could do something like this and check the actual file version:

Get-WmiObject -ComputerName 'RemoteHost' -Class CIM_DataFile -Filter "Path='\\program files\\internet explorer\\' and Filename='iexplore' and Extension='exe'"