Get Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) or HotFix Information

@8arkz — June 20/17 — Added new Get-HotFix cmdlet details and example output from both methods.

Recently I have been tracking down all the updates that I have applied to various Windows machines (servers and clients) in my pod and figured I’d share the simple PowerShell script to capture the details into a txt file. There are a number of different properties that can be selected from the Get-WmiObject call so that is something you can customize for your own needs, in my case I just wanted the type of hotfix, provided in the description, the hotfix id that maps to KB articles and when the hotfix was installed.

Note: Applies to Windows Server all versions.

PS C:\> Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_QuickFixEngineering | Select-Object -Property Description, HotFixID, InstalledOn | Format-Table -Autosize

Description HotFixID InstalledOn 
----------- -------- ----------- 
Update KB3150513 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM 
Update KB3192137 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM 
Update KB3199209 10/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Update KB4013418 5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 
Security Update KB4019472 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

There is also the Get-HotFix cmdlet that can be used with Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016.

PS C:\> Get-HotFix

Source Description HotFixID InstalledBy InstalledOn 
------ ----------- -------- ----------- ----------- 
SERVER01 Update KB3150513 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM 
SERVER01 Update KB3192137 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM 
SERVER01 Update KB3199209 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 10/21/2016 12:00:00 AM 
SERVER01 Update KB4013418 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 
SERVER01 Security Update KB4019472 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


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