As part of my lab environment where I am using VMWare ESXi Hypervisor, I am required to install VMWare Tools similar to the Integration Services that is found in Hyper-V. However, due to the challenge that I have threw to myself that I am going to use “Server Core” for most of the servers unless there are software that required the GUI.
So since I can’t do what I use to do by finding out what I have installed and in current situation, I don’t even know whether VMWare Tools are installed already since I am deploying multiple virtual machines at one go.
In the GUI way, I could simply do the following,-
- Go to Control Panel
- Click on Programs and Features
- Tada, the list shown!
However, if we were to do it the PowerShell way…
What if… I am being greedy? What if I have a long list of programs that are installed? Wouldn’t I be scrolling till I go mad?
Then let’s do some filtering…
The first segment of the one-liner is the same as before, just that I have added a “where-clause” to do filtering of the intended value that I hope to find.
So, is this much more convenient and faster? Can you do filtering in your add/remove programs? Of course you can do filtering by doing “Search”, but time it yourself to see how long it takes!