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Hi, I want to list out all the softwares installed in a machine with all the versions it has. Is there any possibility to read the registry content so that I can retrive the installed software details. If there is any, can I read these details in another machine in my network.
Java is supposed to be cross-platform so there is nothing in the API that lets you look at the Windows registry. There are several third-party solutions like ICE Engineering's JNIRegistry tool. As for reading that information across the network, you'd need to install your registry tool locally (signed applet, Java Web Start would do) and write JNI or custom networking code to move the information.