Games Explorer and WMI

You can use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to query Games Explorer for the data that it has about installed games on a system. Following is the WMI provider configuration required to access this data.

Namespace: ("\\\\.\\root\\CIMV2\\Applications\\Games")

InstalledGameProvider

Properties

Property Value
Name

MS_InstalledGameProvider

ClsId

{F382DA49-9148-4a22-AF78-C378DFC32D02}

InitializeAsAdminFirst

False

PerUserInitialization

False

Pure

True

Name Type Description
InstanceID

String

GUID that represents this specific game instance.

GameID

String

GUID that represents the Game ID.

GDFBinaryPath

String

Path to the GDF binary.

InstanceID

String

Specific resource ID for the GDF.

Name

String

Name of the game as represented in the Windows registry.

InstallScope

Enumerated Type

Game installation scope (GIS_CURRENT_USER or GIS_ALL_USERS).

GameInstallPath

String

Game's installation directory.

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