Win32_SoftwareFeature - 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_SoftwareFeature WMI class can be used in ActiveXperts Network Monitor to monitor your servers.



The Win32_SoftwareFeature WMI class represents a distinct subset of a product, consisting of one or more software 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_SoftwareFeatureSoftwareElements 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_SoftwareFeature",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
    Wscript.Echo "Accesses: " & objItem.Accesses
    Wscript.Echo "Attributes: " & objItem.Attributes
    Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
    Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description
    Wscript.Echo "IdentifyingNumber: " & objItem.IdentifyingNumber
    Wscript.Echo "InstallDate: " & objItem.InstallDate
    Wscript.Echo "InstallState: " & objItem.InstallState
    Wscript.Echo "LastUse: " & objItem.LastUse
    Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
    Wscript.Echo "ProductName: " & objItem.ProductName
    Wscript.Echo "Status: " & objItem.Status
    Wscript.Echo "Vendor: " & objItem.Vendor
    Wscript.Echo "Version: " & objItem.Version