Viewing installed programs and versions via PowerShell

Just a quick post on a useful command that I found online by Richard Giles and tweaked. I use this remotely to check on installed versions of products on a user’s machine:

Code

Get-ChildItem HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall |

% {Get-ItemProperty $_.PsPath} |

where {$_.Displayname -and ($_.Displayname -match “.*”)} |

sort Displayname |

select Displayname,DisplayVersion,Publisher |

ft -AutoSize

As a one-liner:

Get-ChildItem HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall | % {Get-ItemProperty $_.PsPath} | where {$_.Displayname -and ($_.Displayname -match “.*”)} | sort Displayname | select Displayname,DisplayVersion,Publisher | ft -AutoSize

Output

WMIC alternative

If you find that some entries you are expecting are missing it is likley due to them not registering an uninstaller. In this case try from an administrative command prompt:

WMIC product get name,version

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