Get installed software

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Retrieves a collection of installed software related to a given device ID.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Use Microsoft Defender for Endpoint APIs

Permission type Permission Permission display name
Application Software.Read.All 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management Software information'
Delegated (work or school account) Software.Read 'Read Threat and Vulnerability Management Software information'

HTTP request

GET /api/machines/{machineId}/software

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization String Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body



If successful, this method returns 200 OK with the installed software information in the body.


Request example

Here is an example of the request.


Response example

Here is an example of the response.

"@odata.context": "$metadata#Software",
"value": [
"id": "microsoft-_-internet_explorer",
"name": "internet_explorer",
"vendor": "microsoft",
"weaknesses": 67,
"publicExploit": true,
"activeAlert": false,
"exposedMachines": 42115,
"impactScore": 46.2037163

See also


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