Retrieve Internet Explorer summary information

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This VB Script can retrieve summary information such as ActivePrinter, CipherStrength, ContentAdvisor, IEAKInstall, Language, ProductID and Version from Internet Explorer.

Before you run this script however, make sure you have the latest scripting engines on your workstation. You can download the latest scripting engines here: Microsoft Scripting Home Page.


 On Error Resume Next Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = &h10 Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = &h20 arrComputers = Array("COMPUTERNAMES") For Each strComputer In arrComputers WScript.Echo WScript.Echo "==========================================" WScript.Echo "Computer: " & strComputer WScript.Echo "==========================================" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts: \ \" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2\Applications\MicrosoftIE") Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM MicrosoftIE_Summary", "WQL", _ wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly) For Each objItem In colItems WScript.Echo "ActivePrinter: " & objItem.ActivePrinter WScript.Echo "Build: " & objItem.Build WScript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption WScript.Echo "CipherStrength: " & objItem.CipherStrength WScript.Echo "ContentAdvisor: " & objItem.ContentAdvisor WScript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description WScript.Echo "IEAKInstall: " & objItem.IEAKInstall WScript.Echo "Language: " & objItem.Language WScript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name WScript.Echo "Path: " & objItem.Path WScript.Echo "ProductID: " & objItem.ProductID WScript.Echo "SettingID: " & objItem.SettingID WScript.Echo "Version: " & objItem.Version WScript.Echo Next Next

Rod Trent, manager of myITforum.com and Microsoft MVP, is a leading expert on Microsoft Systems Management Server. He has more than 18 years of IT experience -- eight of which have been dedicated to SMS. He is the author of Microsoft SMS Installer, Admin911: SMS, and IIS 5.0: A Beginner's Guide, and has written, literally, thousands of articles on technology topics.

Copy and paste the following script (between the lines) into Notepad -- make sure you have Word Wrap disabled -- and then save it with a .vbs extension.

This was first published in March 2005

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