Win32_SoftwareElement - WMI sample in VBScript

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.


On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_SoftwareElement",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Attributes: " & objItem.Attributes
    Wscript.Echo "BuildNumber: " & objItem.BuildNumber
    Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
    Wscript.Echo "CodeSet: " & objItem.CodeSet
    Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description
    Wscript.Echo "IdentificationCode: " & objItem.IdentificationCode
    Wscript.Echo "InstallDate: " & objItem.InstallDate
    Wscript.Echo "InstallState: " & objItem.InstallState
    Wscript.Echo "LanguageEdition: " & objItem.LanguageEdition
    Wscript.Echo "Manufacturer: " & objItem.Manufacturer
    Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
    Wscript.Echo "OtherTargetOS: " & objItem.OtherTargetOS
    Wscript.Echo "Path: " & objItem.Path
    Wscript.Echo "SerialNumber: " & objItem.SerialNumber
    Wscript.Echo "SoftwareElementID: " & objItem.SoftwareElementID
    Wscript.Echo "SoftwareElementState: " & objItem.SoftwareElementState
    Wscript.Echo "Status: " & objItem.Status
    Wscript.Echo "TargetOperatingSystem: " & objItem.TargetOperatingSystem
    Wscript.Echo "Version: " & objItem.Version