April 13, 2015

Running Windows Core: How-to view installed programs

Running Windows Core Series, view installed programs.

When running these commands or using them in scripts keep in mind that some may become deprecated in future versions of Windows. Best practice is to use the PowerShell commands when possible to future proof any script that use these commands. These commands were run on Windows Server 2012R2.

When running Windows Server 2012+ without a GUI note that the GUI can be reinstalled via PowerShell (Install-WindowsFeature) and a reboot.

From Windows Server core command prompt:

C:>POWERSHELL

PS C:>gwmi Win32_SoftwareFeature|Select ProductName,Caption,Version|FT *

 

C:>WMIC SOFTWAREFEATURE LIST BRIEF

 

If you know any other interesting ways of getting this information from a Windows Server core installation post below.

Thanks for stopping by and see other Windows Server core tips; http://blogs.technet.com/b/chad/archive/tags/server+core/default.aspx

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