Wildcards in remote registry

Started by Rainer Kraft

Rainer Kraft

Wildcards in remote registry   15 December 2021, 19:08

I need to read the registry to check all installed apps with name and version.
The wmi class win32_product not showing all programs.

registry key = "SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Uninstall"
Parameter DisplayName, DisplayVersion

How do I have to set the wildcard?
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Re: Wildcards in remote registry   16 December 2021, 12:03

Wildcards are only supported in key name, but not in parameter name.

To get a list of all installed apps and their versions from the above registry key, simply tick Retrieve list of installed applications option:

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Rainer Kraft

Re: Wildcards in remote registry   17 December 2021, 22:03

On 64-bit systems the key 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall' is used.

Is it possible to read both keys?
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Re: Wildcards in remote registry   17 December 2021, 23:19

That's a good point, thank you for mentioning it! Please try these new builds. The application will now read both the keys and combine the result:
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

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