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  1. #1
    John Nelson Guest

    Retrieving Installed Software Info from Registry


    When you go into Control Panel and open 'Add/Remove Programs' the installed
    software information listed in this window is contained in the registry.
    How can I programmatically retrieve this information? I am attempting to
    write a quick app that runs on startup that retrieves all installed software
    and writes it to my server. That way, I can monitor illegal software within
    our facility. I am using VB6.

  2. #2
    mrfelis Guest

    Re: Retrieving Installed Software Info from Registry

    Word of caution: The list in this box isn't entirely accurate or complete.
    I've seen programs install without making an entry here. I've also
    uninstalled programs and the entry has stayed in the list.

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    mrfelis
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    just remove the spam
    John Nelson <john.nelson@alliancels.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > When you go into Control Panel and open 'Add/Remove Programs' the

    installed
    > software information listed in this window is contained in the registry.
    > How can I programmatically retrieve this information? I am attempting to
    > write a quick app that runs on startup that retrieves all installed

    software
    > and writes it to my server. That way, I can monitor illegal software

    within
    > our facility. I am using VB6.




  3. #3
    mrfelis Guest

    Re: Retrieving Installed Software Info from Registry

    Word of caution: The list in this box isn't entirely accurate or complete.
    I've seen programs install without making an entry here. I've also
    uninstalled programs and the entry has stayed in the list.

    --
    ~~~
    C'Ya,
    mrfelis
    mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com
    just remove the spam
    John Nelson <john.nelson@alliancels.com> wrote in message
    news:3a063cf6$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > When you go into Control Panel and open 'Add/Remove Programs' the

    installed
    > software information listed in this window is contained in the registry.
    > How can I programmatically retrieve this information? I am attempting to
    > write a quick app that runs on startup that retrieves all installed

    software
    > and writes it to my server. That way, I can monitor illegal software

    within
    > our facility. I am using VB6.




  4. #4
    Alan Griggs Guest

    Re: Retrieving Installed Software Info from Registry



    Look in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall


    "mrfelis" <mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com> wrote:
    >Word of caution: The list in this box isn't entirely accurate or complete.
    >I've seen programs install without making an entry here. I've also
    >uninstalled programs and the entry has stayed in the list.
    >
    >--
    >~~~
    >C'Ya,
    >mrfelis
    >mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com
    >just remove the spam
    >John Nelson <john.nelson@alliancels.com> wrote in message
    >news:3a063cf6$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> When you go into Control Panel and open 'Add/Remove Programs' the

    >installed
    >> software information listed in this window is contained in the registry.
    >> How can I programmatically retrieve this information? I am attempting

    to
    >> write a quick app that runs on startup that retrieves all installed

    >software
    >> and writes it to my server. That way, I can monitor illegal software

    >within
    >> our facility. I am using VB6.

    >
    >



  5. #5
    Alan Griggs Guest

    Re: Retrieving Installed Software Info from Registry



    Look in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall


    "mrfelis" <mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com> wrote:
    >Word of caution: The list in this box isn't entirely accurate or complete.
    >I've seen programs install without making an entry here. I've also
    >uninstalled programs and the entry has stayed in the list.
    >
    >--
    >~~~
    >C'Ya,
    >mrfelis
    >mrfelis@yahoo.NOSPAM.com
    >just remove the spam
    >John Nelson <john.nelson@alliancels.com> wrote in message
    >news:3a063cf6$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> When you go into Control Panel and open 'Add/Remove Programs' the

    >installed
    >> software information listed in this window is contained in the registry.
    >> How can I programmatically retrieve this information? I am attempting

    to
    >> write a quick app that runs on startup that retrieves all installed

    >software
    >> and writes it to my server. That way, I can monitor illegal software

    >within
    >> our facility. I am using VB6.

    >
    >



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