Scripts to query installed Service Packs, Patches/updates and Hotfixes

There are many known scripts which use WMI class Win32_QuickFixEngineering to enumerate hotfixes installed on a computer. These scripts can give you a list of installed updates like;


1.


This Script reports installed updates that are installed with Windows Update (v5) technology and the result will be written to %temp%\UpdateHistory.txt and then launched in Notepad.


USAGE: Cscript //nologo WUhistory.vbs


The output will look like;


Report run at 4/23/2006 2:42:14 PM
——————————————————————
Title:   Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)
Description:  A security issue has been identified in Windows Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Date/Time in GMT: 4/18/2006 7:47:14 AM
Install mechanism: AutomaticUpdates
Install status:  Succeeded
——————————————————————


‘——————–8<———————-
‘ Script that reports installed updates that are
‘ installed with Windows Update v5 technology

‘ Result will be written to %temp%\UpdateHistory.txt
‘ and then launched in Notepad

‘ Author: Torgeir Bakken
‘ Date 2004-08-12

Option Explicit


Const OverwriteIfExist = -1
Const OpenAsASCII   =  0


Dim oWU, iTHCount, colUpdate, oUpdate, sStatus, iTotal
Dim iSuccess, iFailed, iAborted, iUnknown, sErrorCode
Dim oFSO, oShell, sFile, f


On Error Resume Next
Set oWU = CreateObject(“Microsoft.Update.Searcher”)


If Err.Number <> 0 Then
   MsgBox “WU5 programming interface does not exist.”, _
          vbInformation + vbSystemModal, “Update history”
   WScript.Quit
End If
On Error Goto 0


iTHCount = oWU.GetTotalHistoryCount
If iTHCount > 0 Then


   Set oFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
   Set oShell = CreateObject(“Wscript.Shell”)
   sFile = oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(“%TEMP%”) & “\UpdateHistory.txt”
   Set f = oFSO.CreateTextFile(sFile, _
                      OverwriteIfExist, OpenAsASCII)


   iTotal = 0
   iSuccess = 0
   iFailed = 0
   iAborted = 0
   iUnknown = 0


   f.WriteLine “Report run at ” & Now
     f.WriteLine “———————————” _
           & “———————————”


   Set colUpdate = oWU.QueryHistory(0, iTHCount)


   For Each oUpdate In colUpdate
     f.WriteLine “Title:” & vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & oUpdate.Title
     f.WriteLine “Description:” & vbTab & vbTab & oUpdate.Description
     f.WriteLine “Date/Time in GMT:” & vbTab & oUpdate.Date
     f.WriteLine “Install mechanism:” & vbTab & oUpdate.ClientApplicationID


     sErrorCode = “”
     Select Case oUpdate.ResultCode
       Case 2
         sStatus = “Succeeded”
         iSuccess = iSuccess + 1
       Case 4
         sStatus = “Failed”
         iFailed = iFailed + 1
         sErrorCode = oUpdate.UnmappedResultCode
       Case 5
         sStatus = “Aborted”
         iAborted = iAborted + 1
       Case Else
         sStatus = “Unknown”
         iUnknown = iUnknown + 1
     End Select


     If sStatus = “Failed” Then
       f.WriteLine “Install error:” & vbTab & vbTab & sErrorCode
     End If


     f.WriteLine “Install status:” & vbTab & vbTab & sStatus
     f.WriteLine “———————————” _
           & “———————————”


     iTotal = iTotal + 1
   Next


   f.WriteLine
   f.WriteLine “Total number of updates found: ” & iTotal
   f.WriteLine “Number of updates succeeded: ” & iSuccess
   f.WriteLine “Number of updates failed: ” & iFailed
   f.WriteLine “Number of updates aborted: ” & iAborted


   f.Close
   oShell.Run “notepad.exe ” & “””” & sFile & “”””, 1, False
Else


   MsgBox “No entries found in Update History.”, _
          vbInformation + vbSystemModal, “Update history”


End If
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2.


This script enumerate hotfixes installed on a computer and outputs some computer information.

USAGE: Cscript //nologo HotfixHistory.vbs > HotfixHistory.txt

The output will look like;

Hotfix report date: 4/23/2006 2:45:19 PM

OS version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
SP version: Service Pack 2
OS language: English

HotFixID: KB873339
Description: Windows XP Hotfix – KB873339
InstalledBy: Administrator
InstallDate: 12/11/2005


‘ Description: Script that outputs some computer information
‘ and lists all installed hotfixes including installation date

‘ Author: Torgeir Bakken
‘ Date: 2004-10-19

Wscript.Echo “Hotfix report date: ” & Now & vbCrLf


strComputer = “.”   ‘ use “.” for local computer


Const HKLM = &H80000002


‘On Error Resume Next
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _
        & “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2″)


Set colSettings = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
        (“Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem”)


‘ get general info about the OS


‘ Caption value for different OS:
‘ Microsoft Windows 2000 …
‘ Microsoft Windows XP …
‘ Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, ….. Edition
For Each objOperatingSystem in colSettings
    strOSCaption = objOperatingSystem.Caption
    Select Case True
      Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, “windows 2000″, vbTextCompare) > 0
        strOS = “Windows 2000″
      Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, “windows xp”, vbTextCompare) > 0
        strOS = “Windows XP”
      Case InStr(1, strOSCaption, “windows(r) server 2003″, vbTextCompare) > 0
        strOS = “Windows Server 2003″
    End Select


    intOSLang = objOperatingSystem.OSLanguage
    strOSLangHex = Right(“000″ & Hex(intOSLang), 4)
    strOSServicePack = objOperatingSystem.CSDVersion
Next


Set objReg = GetObject(“WinMgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!//” _
              & strComputer & “/root/default:StdRegProv”)


strOSLanguage = “Unknown”  ‘ Init value
strKeyPath = “SOFTWARE\Classes\MIME\Database\Rfc1766″
strValueName = strOSLangHex
objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strKeyPath, strValueName, strOSLanguage


‘ remove unnecessary stuff
arrOSLanguage = Split(strOSLanguage, “;”)
strOSLanguage = arrOSLanguage(UBound(arrOSLanguage))
If Instr(strOSLanguage, “(“) > 0 Then
    arrOSLanguage = Split(strOSLanguage, “(“)
    strOSLanguage = Trim(arrOSLanguage(0))
End If


Wscript.Echo “OS version: ” & strOSCaption
Wscript.Echo “SP version: ” & strOSServicePack
Wscript.Echo “OS language: ” & strOSLanguage


‘ start enumeration of hotfixes


Wscript.Echo vbCrLf & “Hotfixes Identified:”


strRegBaseUpdate = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Updates\” & strOS


Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
        (“Select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering”,,48)


For Each objItem in colItems
    If objItem.HotFixID <> “File 1″ Then
       Wscript.Echo “HotFixID: ” & objItem.HotFixID
       Wscript.Echo “Description: ” & objItem.Description
       Wscript.Echo “InstalledBy: ” & objItem.InstalledBy
       strInstallDate = Null  ‘ init value
       If objItem.ServicePackInEffect <> “” Then
          strRegKey = strRegBaseUpdate & “\” & objItem.ServicePackInEffect _
                 & “\” & objItem.HotFixID
          objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegKey, _
               “InstalledDate”, strInstallDate
       End If


       If IsNull(strInstallDate) Then
          strInstallDate = “(none found)”
       End If
       Wscript.Echo “InstallDate: ” & strInstallDate
       Wscript.Echo   ‘ blank line
    End If
Next

‘——————–8<———————-


3.


I found this script in the community. Worth a try!


‘——————–8<———————-


strComputer = “.”
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _
    & “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2″)
Set colQuickFixes = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
    (“Select * from Win32_QuickFixEngineering”)
For Each objQuickFix in colQuickFixes
    Wscript.Echo “Computer: ” & objQuickFix.CSName
    Wscript.Echo “Description: ” & objQuickFix.Description
    Wscript.Echo “Hot Fix ID: ” & objQuickFix.HotFixID
    Wscript.Echo “Installation Date: ” & objQuickFix.InstallDate
    Wscript.Echo “Installed By: ” & objQuickFix.InstalledBy
Next


‘——————–8<———————-


4.


Very recently, I found this GUI utility by name WinUpdatesList.


  • WinUpdatesList displays the list of all Windows updates (Service Packs and Hotfixes) installed on your local computer.
  • For hotfix updates, this utility also displays the list of files updated with these hotfixes.
  • In addition, it allows you to instantly open the Web link in Microsoft Web site that provides more information about the selected update, uninstall an update, copy the update information to the clipboard, or save it to text/HTML/XML file. 

5.


You can also query list of updates /hotfixes installed by this simple command (one line). Replace ‘server-name’ with your server or your machine name;


wmic /node:’server-name‘ qfe GET description,FixComments,hotfixid,installedby,installedon,servicepackineffect


You can also output the result to a text / csv file;

wmic /node:’server-name‘ qfe GET description,FixComments,hotfixid,installedby,installedon,servicepackineffect > QFElist.txt


MORE INFORMATION


Qfecheck.exe Verifies the Installation of Windows 2000 / 2003 and Windows XP Hotfixes
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=282784


Alternatively, take a look at the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
http://microsoft.com/mbsa


WinUpdatesList v1.12
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wul.html


List Installed Service Packs and Hot Fixes
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/csc/scripts/software/update/cscsw030.mspx


Create a Task to Display Service Packs & Hotfixes in MOM Operator Console
http://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/archive/2006/04/23/Create_a_Task_to_Display_Service_Packs_Hotfixes_in_MOM_Operator_Console.aspx

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