How to get a list of installed hotfixes and updates


You can quickly collect this from the command prompt using WMIC (as long as you are using an operating system newer than Windows 2000).


This command-line utility (Wmic.exe) is used to access Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and saves you having to write a script to gather information by means of WMI. Wmic.exe can only be used by the local system administrators.


A Description of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Command-Line Utility (Wmic.exe)


To collect the list of installed hotfixes, run something like:



WMIC  QFE  LIST  FULL /Format:HTable > C:\Temp\HotfixList.HTM


and look at HotfixList.htm afterwards.

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