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How to manage Windows Updates remotely which is installed on your PC or server? Of course, you can open “Control Panel-> Add / Remove Programs” or the Update History element in Windows operating systems and view the list of installed update release, however, using the graphical interface, you cannot either automatically download this list or search for it. In this case, you need to resort to using the command line.
WMIC stands for Windows Management Instrumentation Command. The WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command) command is used to get information about hardware and system, manage processes and their components, and change settings using the capabilities of Windows Management Instrumentation (Windows Management Instrumentation or WMI).
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a set of software tools that allows you to manage your system using scripts running under Windows Script Host (or earlier Windows Scripting Host) or at the command line using the WMIC.EXE utility. Windows Script Host or abbreviated as WSH is a component of Microsoft Windows designed to run scripts in the scripting languages JScript and VBScript. WSH scripts are usually used in cases where you need to perform a set of any actions that require writing relatively complex source code, but often in everyday administrative practice, it is more convenient to use the WMIC command line features.
WMIC qfe list will give you the list of all installed Windows and software updates applied to that computer.