List installed programs on remote computers with PowerShell

screenshot-4sysops.com 2016-03-06 12-47-54The PowerShell script introduced in this post allows you to easily list all installed programs on remote computers. To quickly check what software is installed on a computer, you can remote into the console of a client or server and bring up the Programs and Features control panel applet. Of course, you can also use a software inventory tool. The advantage of using PowerShell for this task is that you can further process the output of your script to perform additional tasks.

By building a PowerShell function, you can reduce that process of accessing the console of a remote computer and pointing and clicking with the mouse to simply running a single line of code that will generate a list of every piece of software installed on a local or remote computer. But before you can do that, you need to write that function. Let’s see how that’s done…

Read the full article at 4SysOps.

Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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