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    Collect the amount of memory from client machines

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    I am looking for something that will be able to report back to a server the amount of memory our clients have. I basically want to see what computers are under 1 GB

    Thanks

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    This should go through an OU of powered on computers and tell you how much memory each has, Its not fully debugged as I am not on the domain to test it at the moment though. You can specify the OU that you want to query in the input box at the start.

    This should also be able to interegate the whole network and get the answers that you are after:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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    Lansweeper will collect the amount of RAM and many other things.

    Synack's method works well provided that the computers are all switched on when you scan but if you can't guarantee that then you need to run something as the machine starts up or as a user logs on and collect the info in a database. I originally wrote my own stuff to do this (using WMI) but Lansweeper does more and does it well and has an affordable price :-)

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    SYSTEMINFO | find /i "Total Physical" > %COMPUTERNAME%mem.log in a batch file would do it nice and simply.

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    simple is always good but scalable is generally important :-)

    You could put that in the machine startup script but you've then got to find a way of collecting all the "mem.log" files, parsing them to get the data out and then returning a list of machines with <1Gb RAM

    If you're needing to find this kind of info, then you probably have quite a few machines (if you only have 100 PCs you probably know their specs) so you do want something which works well for lots of machines.

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    Thanks for the comments guys i will look into them options.

    If you're needing to find this kind of info, then you probably have quite a few machines (if you only have 100 PCs you probably know their specs) so you do want something which works well for lots of machines.
    We have just over 500

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    Spiceworks will do what you want

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    For simple one-offs like that we usually use GPinventory. It just runs a load of WMI queries against PCs in OUs you specify. Nice and quick, lightweight and can export its results.

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    I love Novell Zenworks, I just set up an inventory server and away it goes... All computer specs + software installed

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    Spiceworks, works for me does loads of stuff and its free.

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    Use the SYSTEMINFO in a logon script, use two [ >> ] to append into the txt file on a share - shove it in excel and sort it by Total Physical.

    Bobs ya Uncle & Rita is your Aunt.....

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    Spiceworks - not only will it tell you how much memory you have but it will also tell you every little detail about each computer such as software they have isntalled, right down to serial number!

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    Another shout for spiceworks here! aboslutey brilliant free tool!

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    Yep, Spiceworks ticks a lot of boxes for me.

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    Lansweeper is nice, I just added the client to our start-up script for teachers and students and all the details of the machines pop up in a nice webpage.

    Very impressive stuff.

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