List software version distribution

Applies to: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint


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Retrieves a list of your organization's software version distribution.


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 for details.

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/Software/{Id}/distributions

Request headers

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

Request body



If successful, this method returns 200 OK with a list of software distributions data in the body.


Request example

Here is an example of the request.


Response example

Here is an example of the response.

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#Distributions",
    "value": [
            "version": "11.0.17134.1039",
            "installations": 1,
            "vulnerabilities": 11
            "version": "11.0.18363.535",
            "installations": 750,
            "vulnerabilities": 0