Win32_SoftwareElement - WMI sample in Powershell

The foundations for Manageability in Windows 7/2008/Vista/XP/2000 and Millennium Edition/'98 are Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI; formerly WBEM) and WMI extensions for Windows Driver Model (WDM).

ActiveXperts Network Monitor provides the ability to build monitor check routines based on WMI. ActiveXperts has collected more than a hundred WMI samples. You can use these samples as a base for new check routines you can write yourself.

On this site, you can find many WMI samples.

The Win32_SoftwareElement WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.



The Win32_SoftwareElement WMI class represents a software element, part of a software feature (a distinct subset of a product which may contain one or more elements). Each software element is defined in a Win32_SoftwareElement instance, and the association between a feature and its Win32_SoftwareFeature instance is defined in the Win32_SoftwareFeatureSoftwareElement association class. Any component can be shared between two or more Win32_SoftwareFeature instances. If two or more features reference the same component, that component is selected for installation if any of these features are selected.


$computer = "LocalHost" 
$namespace = "root\CIMV2" 
Get-WmiObject -class Win32_SoftwareElement -computername $computer -namespace $namespace