Use API to Pull Software Inventory for Every Computer in an Organization

  • 25 November 2020
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Using the standard API call for software packages installed will just give you software installed on a single device referenced by the server ID#. This script will give you software packages installed on every device in an organization referenced by the computer names. By altering the script you can add additional fields - but make sure the Set-Content line reflects all of the fields you add to the Select-Object part of the last line of the script. You’ll also want the Set-Content line to have the fields in the same order as the Select-Object.


Available fields can be found here from the Response tab:



You can also modify it to do things like not show Windows updates & hotfixes by altering the Where-Object part of the last line of the script. For example:

Where-Object {$.installed -EQ $true -and $.repo -notlike “Windows*”}



You’ll need to set the following before running the script:



$apiKey = 'YOUR_API_KEY' - in your console, go to Settings->API and select the API key. Note that the API key is per admin user, so you and another admin in your console will have different API keys.



$orgID = 'YOUR_ORG_ID' - put in your Org ID which can be found by looking at the URL on the dashboard and selecting the value after the “?o=”: []. In this example the Org ID is 1234.



You can also modify $filepath if you want to change the file name or save it in a different location. Keep in mind the script will overwrite a previously generated file if it exists.



# Set these -----------------

$apiKey = 'YOUR_API_KEY'

$orgID = 'YOUR_ORG_ID'

$filepath = 'C:\Temp\SoftwareInventory.csv'

# ---------------------------

$page = 0

$limit = 500

$servers = @()

Set-Content $filepath -Value "Computer,display_name,version"

$apiInstance = ''

$apiTable = 'servers'

while($true) {

$orgAndKey = "?o=$orgID&api_key=$apiKey&l=$limit&p=$page"

# Put components together

$uri = $apiInstance + $apiTable + $orgAndKey

$resp = (Invoke-WebRequest -Method GET -Uri $uri -UseBasicParsing).Content | ConvertFrom-Json | Select-Object results

$servers += $resp.results

$page += 1

if($resp.results.count -lt $limit) {




$servers = $servers | Sort-Object name

# Check each server for software

foreach ($server in $servers) {

$serverID = $

$serverName = $

Write-Output $serverName

$orgAndKey = "/$serverID/packages?o=$orgID"

# Put components together

$getURI = $apiInstance + $apiTable + $orgAndKey

$headers = @{ "Authorization" = "Bearer $apiKey" }

$response = (Invoke-WebRequest -Method Get -Uri $getURI -Headers $headers).Content | ConvertFrom-Json

$response | Where-Object {$_.installed -EQ $true} `

| Select-Object @{label=”Computer”; Expression= {"$serverName"}},Display_Name,Version `

| Sort-Object Display_Name | Export-Csv -Path $filepath -NoTypeInformation -Append -Force


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@Tony - do you have a script that will pull for a specific software that contains a specific name?

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Hi Tony @Tony , i´m trying to modify the script to not include info about any Intel*, Security update*, Update*, in the report, to try to be more accurate with the software that appear in the installed programs in the control Panel, but for now i can´t figure out a way to exclude that in the Script. For us that would be a good report to present to our clients.

Any help would be appreciated to remove that particular info, and any other from the script.


HI Everyone,

Is there a way to incorporate a group ID as well?

We have the requirement to create a software list / audit for certain groups?

Thank you.



This is not working.


I’m getting an error on this software inventory.


At C:\Program Files (x86)\Automox\execDir043744995\execcmd071137510.ps1:107 char:15
+               | Select-Object @{label=�??Computer�??; Expression= {"$ ...
+               ~
An empty pipe element is not allowed.
At C:\Program Files (x86)\Automox\execDir043744995\execcmd071137510.ps1:109 char:15
+               | Sort-Object Display_Name | Export-Csv -Path $filepath ...
+               ~
An empty pipe element is not allowed.
    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : EmptyPipeElement


same error for me any one fixed it?

@rasejo @Shasan This powershell script is meant to run from your workstation not as a worklet. You need to plug in your api and org key explained by Tony.