If there is one thing an administrator finds themselves doing, it is probably determining what software is installed on their system. I am looking for a means to obtain a list of Office updates that have been applied - and not any updates for Windows itself or other Microsoft products. Rebooted, and ran the script, and it was still indicating it was unpatched, but I could clearly see that the May 9th rollup was installed in Windows Update. PowerShell can help us in gathering the software on a local or remote system by giving us a couple of different options to perform the software gathering. Are you sure the list you're checking against is taking into account Microsoft's rollup patches properly? So there is no Office updates itemized in the installed Windows Update list using the method you describe above.
The Get-Hotfix cmdlet is used to check for hotfixes that are installed. Just because it's a Microsoft update doesn't mean it's a Windows update, and Get-Hotfix only queries the operating system update list, as far as I know. Another Note: something that caught me up was the difference between -contains and -match. I would install office 2013 first and then the others. Are you sure the list you're checking against is taking into account Microsoft's rollup patches properly? See below: Pulled from the following Technet article: To extract the. I recently came across a scenario where I needed to check if certain Hotfixes for Microsoft Office were installed.
Thought I give some more background For only 90 workstations, it might be faster to go to each and just look, then worry about automating it in the future. Semi-colon in PowerShell is the end of line character. I'll add it to my collection. Quite a huge limitation, right? Do you have a suggestion? I placed the Patches variable inside of Invoke-Command to make the script PowerShell 2. Script Source : ' ScriptCryptor Project Options Begin ' HasVersionInfo: No ' Companyname: ' Productname: ' Filedescription: ' Copyrights: ' Trademarks: ' Originalname: ' Comments: ' Productversion: 0. In this post I will do several things, Install Office 365 ProPlus to a remote computer, and update the configuration of Office 365 ProPlus on the remote machine, having it go from the Monthly channel to the Semi-Annual channel and also removing groove.
He also has a number of open source projects available on Codeplex and GitHub. It has a ComputerName parameter for targeting remote computers but more than likely it will be blocked by either a network or host firewall since it uses older protocols for communication. I have about 180, and it only took me like an hour and a half. The exact nature isn't relevant. The following example scans three servers for the hotfixes listed in. Get-Hotfix does not work nor does wmic gfe get full work.
By default, Invoke-Command runs against 32 remote computers at a time in parallel which can be adjusted using the ThrottleLimit parameter. Get-Software Function Demo With the function completed, I can now use it by either calling it by name which will allow it to query the local machine that is running the code, or by using the Computername parameter. DisplayName, to I've limited it to those two to keep it simpler. So remember that if you are going to look for software on your systems, make sure that you either use my Get-Software function or make your own that uses the registry to perform the lookup. This class is misused in a number of scripts because while it does provide you the information about the installed software, it comes with a cost associated with it. For these updates, there is no detailed installed updates in Windows machine.
We can just check the current Office version number and compared with the to confirm if your Office is the latest one. Store both these files in a spot you can call later. We can see this by using Get-WinEvent and looking at the Application log to see what is happening. What am i missing here? Not a good thing performance wise and happening across your entire domain if you decided to gather data on all of your systems. This is just a handful of the software that I have installed but as you can see, there is quite a bit of useful information about each piece of software that is installed on my client.
The script I'm using now does that, except I found out that Get-HotFix doesn't always return all installed patches, so what you see in the history is more complete then what Get-HotFix lists. The PowerShell cmdlet 'get-hotfix' Disclaimer The sample scripts are not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service. Well, I wasn't planning to sort through it, but compare it to the list of patches known to fix the problem. It's a great way of keeping the media up to date when installing Office during a reference image deployment of Microsoft Windows. I am not interested in scripts that grab Windows Updates such as powershell or wmic as none of those list any Office updates. It has been a crazy week to say the least. With Office 2013, Microsoft finally empowered administrators to pull the update.
I have also seen it not able to update if certain office applications are running. I'd patch, reboot, and use eyeball 1. Except regular windows updates should be listed, by the very definition you quoted as long it was installed via Windows or Microsoft update. Anyway, I think they've the folks scanning had to resort to checking for the updated file versions that a correctly patched machine should have. I write functions as reusable tools that I place into modules which allow me to easily access them.