OS Version Queries for WMI Filters

NOTE: Updated Jan 19, 2016 to include Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016

More likely than not, if you’re using Group Policy to push out software installation or registry entries to client machines or servers on the domain, the policy may be different depending on the OS version or architecture.

Examples, Group Policy Objects may need to be filtered by:

  • Desktop / Server
  • Domain Controller / Non-Domain Controller
  • 32-bit / 64-bit

If you haven’t used WMI filters before, they show up in Group Policy Management at the bottom, between Group Policy Objects and Starter GPOs.

Common OS WMI Filters

The WMI filters use a query to scope down the application of the Group Policy Object applicability. Here’s what a typical WMI OS filter looks like:

WMI filter

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"

WMI Win32_OperatingSystem ProductType Tips:

ProductType 1 = Desktop OS

ProductType 2 = Server OS – Domain Controller

ProductType 3 = Server OS – Not a Domain Controller

WMI Win32_OperatingSystem Version Number Tips:

5.1 – Windows XP

5.2 – Windows Server 2003

5.2.3 – Windows Server 2003 R2

6.0 – Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008

6.1 – Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2

6.2 – Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012

6.3 – Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2

10.0 – Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016

To create your own WMI filters, here is an updated list of WMI filter queries from Window XP – Windows 10 and from Server 2003 to Server 2016.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
Always test your Group Policies and WMI filters before deploying.

DESKTOPS

ANY WINDOWS DESKTOP OS
  • Any Windows Desktop OS – Version 1
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE ProductType = "1"
  • Any Windows Desktop OS – Version 2 (better for Win7 sometimes)
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE (ProductType <> "2") AND (ProductType <> "3")
  • Any Windows Desktop OS – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE ProductType = "1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Desktop OS – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE ProductType = "1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS XP
  • Windows XP
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE (Version like "5.1%" or Version like "5.2%") AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows XP – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE (Version like "5.1%" or Version like "5.2%") AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows XP – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE (Version like "5.1%" or Version like "5.2%") AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS VISTA
  • Windows Vista
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows Vista – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Vista – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS 7
  • Windows 7
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows 7 – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows 7 – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS 8
  • Windows 8
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.2%" AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows 8 – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.2%" AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows 8 – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.2%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS 8.1
  • Windows 8.1
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.3%" AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows 8.1 – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.3%" AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows 8.1 – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.3%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS 10
  • Windows 10
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0%" AND ProductType="1"
  • Windows 10 – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0%" AND ProductType="1" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows 10 – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0%" AND ProductType="1" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"

SERVERS

ANY WINDOWS SERVER OS
  • Any Windows Server OS
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2") OR (ProductType = "3")
  • Any Windows Server OS – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2") OR (ProductType = "3") AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Server OS – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2") OR (ProductType = "3") AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Server – Domain Controller
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2")
  • Any Windows Server – Domain Controller – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2") AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Server – Domain Controller – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "2") AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Server – Non-Domain Controller
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "3")
  • Any Windows Server – Non- Domain Controller – 32-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "3") AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Any Windows Server – Non-Domain Controller – 64-bit
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (ProductType = "3") AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS SERVER 2003
  • Windows Server 2003 – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2003 – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="3"
  • Windows Server 2003 – 32-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="2" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 – 32-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="3" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="2" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2%" AND ProductType="3" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS SERVER 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="3"
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – 32-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="2" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – 32-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="3" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="2" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "5.2.3%" AND ProductType="3" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS SERVER 2008
  • Windows Server 2008DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2008 – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="3"
  • Windows Server 2008 – 32-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="2" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2008 – 32-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="3" AND NOT OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2008 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="2" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
  • Windows Server 2008 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.0%" AND ProductType="3" AND OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.1%" AND ProductType="3"
WINDOWS SERVER 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.2%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2012 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.2%" AND ProductType="3"
WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.3%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "6.3%" AND ProductType="3"
WINDOWS SERVER 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 – 64-bit – DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0%" AND ProductType="2"
  • Windows Server 2016 – 64-bit – non-DC
    select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0%" AND ProductType="3"
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