PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Windows Version

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find what version of Windows you are running.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the version of Windows that is installed on a group of computers?
           To be safe, I need the command to be compatible with Windows PowerShell  2.0.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-WmiObject cmdlet and query the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class:

(Get-WmiObject win32_operatingsystem).version

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