1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 3, 2015 12:34 PM by Lawrence Garvin

    Query for installed software and version information

    d.shaffer

      Can Patch Manager query a machine and then issue a report showing its operating system and installed third party software (and their associated version information)? If so, is this a standard report or would it have to be custom?

        • Re: Query for installed software and version information
          Lawrence Garvin

          The installed operating system is a native attribute provided by the WSUS server, listed in the "Operating System" column of any WSUS Target Group display.

           

          Inventory of installed software is a feature provided by Patch Manager and can be obtained in two different manners:

          • Using the Windows Update Agent's built-in Inventory capability via the WSUS server
          • Using direct connections from Patch Manager via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) (or via optional Agent)

           

          Information on Inventory and Reporting capabilities in Patch Manager is available in the Administrator Guide at

          http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/en/flarehelp/patchman/#SPMAG_InventoryandReportingOverview.htm#_Toc351629214

           

          The report for installed software via WSUS/WUAgent is named WSUS Inventory - Programs and Features and is found in the "Windows Server Update Services" report collection.

          The report for installed software via WMI is named Installed Programs and Features Basic and is found in the "Installed Programs and Features" report collection.

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