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How to check the Internet Explorer version on Remote Computer

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Nirmal Sharma MVP
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SUMMARY
The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check the Internet Explorer version on local and remote computer.
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To check settings on local computer:
 
You can use the following methods:
 
  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script
 
The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:
 
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
 
The above registry includes the following values in right pane:
 
    Version        REG_SZ          6.0.2900.2180
 
To check on a Remote Computer:
 
You can use the below script to check the Internet Explorer version on a remote computer:
 
@echo off
 
Srvlist=C:\Temp\Srvlist.txt
 
Echo Computer Name, Internet Explorer Version >> Result.csv
 
SET IE_Ver=
 
For /F “Tokens=*” %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (
 
Set Comp_name=%%a
 
Set RegQry=”\\%%a\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer” /v Version
 
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt
 
Find /i "Version" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt
 
FOR /f “Tokens=3” %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET IE_Ver=%%b
 
Echo %Comp_name, %IE_Ver% >> Result.csv
 
)
 
The above script will check remote computer for one registry entries for checking Internet Explorer version and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.
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Article ID: 556019 - Last Review: 09/26/2007 23:26:10 - Revision: 1.0

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