Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition

How to easily obtain a list of installed programs.

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 11:35

Today I came across the need to produce an editable text list of installed applications on a machine,

upon searching the net I came across a veritable treasure trove of scripts and utilities all in VBS form.

including a little vbs script that allows you to produce a CSV of all your installed applications.

They are all Vbscript tools by Bill James, who not surprisingly is a Microsoft MVP.

the Page is HERE its well worth a look.

some of the other utilities available are:

 * Ansi Character Code Generator
 * Create Folder Context Menu Item
 * Extract Files from Windows Setup CABs
 * Hex to Decimal Converter
 * Random Password Generator
 * Registry Search Tool

and heaps more, while most of them are things that with time you could do manually or purchase a product to do,

these are all here and readily accessable and very much time saving.

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Comment by Tony Roberto, on 1-May-2008 00:02

Would you happen to know if this can be run in a "silent mode"? What I'm looking for is a way to get rid of the initial window of the script to appear as well as the "scan has finished, would you like to view the results now? (Yes/No)" window. It would be great if I could just double-click on the script and after a few seconds the .txt file pops out. This way I can deploy the script to run as an AI package but as it is now, the user has to press "OK" initially, and "Yes/No" when the scan is finished.

Comment by DigitalGeek, on 7-Dec-2008 09:37

This one's great (no install required, opensource freeware) and can save installed program list with all relevant details (publisher, version, etc) into HTML/CSV/RTF formats:

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