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Should KB patches be collected from the Uninstall Registry? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm building a program that collects all the windows patches currently installed on any windows system. I'm using wmic qfe but I'm also panning the uninstall section of the registry under LocalMachine\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall for any Keys that have a patch id in them that I didn't already see.

    I'm starting to wonder if I should be collecting in the registry or not, I mean if the updates are installed then they should show up under the control panel but they don't. Maybe what I'm collecting are old keys that never got deleted when the KB patches went obsolete.

    From a software vulnerability standpoint, should I be capturing uninstall key values for Windows patches?

    Thank you for your time.


    • Edited by KingKazma Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:01 PM
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:59 PM