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I’m sure I don’t need to explain to you guys why VMware tools is a good idea to have installed on your VMs, and probably not why it’s a good idea to keep VMware tools updated. However, I haven’t found a good way to get a neat list of which VMs need to have their VMware tools upgraded. While working on my vCenter health check script I found that I had to make my own little script to get that list. And, in addition, I wanted the list to include the VM version. I ended up with creating a function to provide me with that list: function Get-VMToolsStatus { [CmdletBinding()] Param ( [ValidateSet(‘NeedUpgrade’,’NotInstalled’,’Unsupported’)][string]$Filter ) $VMs = Get-View -ViewType VirtualMachine -Property name,guest,config.version,runtime.PowerState $report = @() $progress = 1 foreach ($VM in $VMs) { Write-Progress -Activity “Checking vmware tools status” -Status “Working on $($VM.Name)” -PercentComplete ($progress/$VMs.count*100) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue $object = New-Object PSObject…

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