Use PowerShell to list and export all updates from a Windows machine

Sometimes when trying to find particular updates and troubleshoot Windows update problems you need to be able to manipulate the update data.  Using the ‘installed updates’ applet is not always practical.  I use the below script to give me a .csv files with all updates installed on a machine.

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Cancel an AWS ‘transfer to VTS’ to your storage gateway

If you use an AWS Storage Gateway as your virtual tape library you may accidentally move one (or more) of your tapes to archive (export in Backup Exec).  Once you initiate this process there is no way to stop it in the AWS console!  You will just see the Transfer to VTS message and have to wait a very long time.  Fortunately you can stop it using the AWS CLI.  You will need your gateway arn and your tape arn (you can find these in Backup Exec) and stop the transfer one tape at a time.

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Use PowerShell to get a list of installed software from remote computers

This is just a quick reference for anyone trying to quickly pull off a list of installed software from a remote machine.  You will need the remote registry service (you can start this remotely from the services console) and WMI service running on the remote machine.

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Using msiexec in an ‘if exists’ login script to install an .msi

I wrote this script to handle a company wide Keepass update in my company.  The script checks to see if a file (with the name of the version of Keepass) exists.  If it does then it proceeds with the install, if not it closes the program.

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