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_Product WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.
On Error Resume Next strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Product",,48) For Each objItem in colItems Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description Wscript.Echo "IdentifyingNumber: " & objItem.IdentifyingNumber Wscript.Echo "InstallDate: " & objItem.InstallDate Wscript.Echo "InstallLocation: " & objItem.InstallLocation Wscript.Echo "InstallState: " & objItem.InstallState Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name Wscript.Echo "PackageCache: " & objItem.PackageCache Wscript.Echo "SKUNumber: " & objItem.SKUNumber Wscript.Echo "Vendor: " & objItem.Vendor Wscript.Echo "Version: " & objItem.Version Next