Installed software in virtual machine

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  • #70627
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    Shahzad Sadiq

    I'm looking to list down all the software installed in a virtual machine.
    I can list down all the virtual machines and then can iterate through it and can display the name of all the virtual machines ( See the code below).

    I basically looking to list name and versions of following softwares in all virtual machines if installed:

    1) OS name and version
    2) MS SQL server name and version
    3) MS office edition and version
    4) Remote desktop utility version

    Thanks in advance:

    Disconnect-VIServer * -Force -Confirm:$false
    $OutPath = @()
    $vcenter = @()
    $VMs = @()
    $VMName = @()
    $vcenter = "vcsa-01a.corp.local"
    Connect-VIServer $vcenter
    $VMs = Get-VM | Sort-Object Name

    ForEach ($VM in $VMs)

    $VMName = $VM.Name

    Write-Host "VM NAME : " $VMName


  • #70861
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    Don Jones

    Try querying Win32_Product from them.

    • #70867
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      Shahzad Sadiq

      Thankyou for the reply but this will not return installed programs on virtual machines, rather it will return installed programs on host machine.

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