Asset Scan Reports Do Not Report On Internet Explorer 9 Or Above

Version 3

    Symptoms

     

    When running an asset scan report for software inventory, Internet Explorer does not report on versions later than IE8.

     

    Cause

     

    For asset scans Shavlik uses a WMI call to the machine to get a list of installed software. Starting with Internet Explorer 9, IE is now embedded into the Operating System and no longer reports when running a WMI query. In turn Shavlik is unable to report on IE versions later than IE8.

     

    Workaround

     

    As a workaround you can run a report based on patch scans instead. As seen below you can select only IE products to report on using the advanced filtering.

     

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    Additional Information

     

    In order to see what Shavlik asset scan and inventory report should show you can run either command directly on a machine to get the output.

    • Get-WmiObject win32_Product  | Select Name,Version,PackageName,Installdate,Vendor | Sort InstallDate -Descending| Export-Csv C:\installedapplications.csv
    • wmic product get /format:list > C:\system_Software_%Computername%.txt

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Protect 9.x