winsat features

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Enumerates relevant system information. This assessment is run once for each invocation of WinSAT and the data is saved in the XML output.


winsat features [options]


Option Description


Send verbose output to STDOUT, including status and progress information. Any errors will also be written to the command window.

-xml <file name>

Save the output of the assessment as the specified XML file. If the specified file exists, it will be overwritten.


Save information about physical volumes and logical disks as part of the <SystemConfig> section in the XML output.


Create a globally unique identifier (GUID) in the XML output file.

-note "note text"

Add the note text to the <note> section in the XML output file.


Include the local computer name in the XML output file.


Enumerate extra system information in the XML output file.


  • Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to use winsat. The command must be executed from an elevated command prompt window.

  • To open an elevated command prompt window, click Start, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and click Run as administrator.

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