Monthly Archives: Apr 2010

Quickly audit software on a Windows network using the command line

We recently received a notice from one of our Vendors that we must provide them with a software audit of all machines on our network, but we did not have a reliable system in place at the time.

My first thought was to scrape the registry, but I had not played with that too much. Next idea was WMI, or specifically WMIC, teamed with a NMAP scan to get a list of online machines. Continue reading