Hyper-V How To: Check if ICs are Current using Script


Some friends here on the Hyper-V team shared a PowerShell 2.0 script for checking the integration services/integration components to see if they are current in your VMs:



# Test if the IC version is up to date


param(
    [string]$vmName = $(throw “Must specify virtual machine name”)
)


$vm = gwmi -namespace root\virtualization Msvm_ComputerSystem -filter “ElementName=’$vmName'”


# Get the associated KVP Exchange component
$kvp = gwmi -namespace root\virtualization `
    -query “Associators of {$vm} where ResultClass=Msvm_KvpExchangeComponent”


# Pull the Guest Intrinsic Exchange Items from XML into a hash
$kvpHash = @{}
if($kvp.GuestIntrinsicExchangeItems){
    ([xml](“<xml>”+$kvp.GuestInstrinsicExchangeItems+”</xml>”)).xml.instance | `
        foreach{$kvphash.add($_.property[4].value,$_.property[1].value)}
}


# Save the guest’s version
$icVersionGuest = $kvpHash.IntegrationServicesVersion


# Save the host’s version
$icVersionHost = (ls ‘HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualization\GuestInstaller’).`
    GetValue(“Microsoft-Hyper-V-Guest-Installer-Win60-Package”)


return -not $icVersionGuest -lt $icVersionHost













For more info on how to use PS cmdlets see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/msh/cmdlets/index.mspx


See also James O’Neil’s New and improved PowerShell Library for Hyper-V. Now with more functions and… documentation!


For all 35 sample Hyper-V PS1 scripts in a zipfile, go to: Hyper-V PowerShell Example Scripts.zip-download

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