|Component||Checks & Agents|
|Title||windows agent: replaced a very costy section regarding installed software|
|Check_MK Edition||Check_MK Raw Edition (CRE)|
|Level||1 - Trivial Change|
|Compatibility||Compatible - no manual interaction needed|
To retrieve the list of installed software the mk_inventory.vbs script uses two different approaches
that heavily overlap: One retrieves the list of uninstall-entries from the registry, the other
retrieved the list of installers registered in the windows installer database (via wmi query to
The latter list is usually a subset of the former and can take excessively long to query as it
triggers a verification of the database. In the process it also prints a lot of messages to
the event log (see https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/kb/974524).
Therefore the query to Win32_Product has been replaced with a query via a vbs-interface to the
installer database. This should produce the same results without the drawbacks mentioned.
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