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    Pre-Windows 7 audit

    Hello ladies and gentleman.
    We're looking to do a pre-Windows 7 audit to basically devise a long list of RAM requirements before we can start deploying. I don't just want to know how much RAM though, I would also like to know available DIMM slots.

    I'm trialling this awesome powershell script called Network Live Audit by a chap called Bigteddy and it runs from a central location and scans the network, running the script on each machine. It's really cool (and free) but it's only downfall is that if hundreds of machines are switched off, it can't do anything about them. If only WOL was built in too, so if it detected a computer was off it could WOL it and wait for it to respond - but I digress.
    If we could devise some sort of logon script that runs on each machine which queries things like RAM information and then dumps the results in a central text file, I think this would be much better in the long run.

    I was just wondering what other people did or would do in this situation. I'm not looking for a thorough, hardware audit of each machine to be displayed in a pretty interactive GUI or anything like that. Something that exports into an Excel document would be brilliant.

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    That sounds very similar to LANsweeper (Network Inventory and Software Inventory for windows networks). LANsweeper can have its scans invoked from a login or startup script so may be worth giving that a go? It has the pretty(ish) UI but can export its reports and information to CSV files if you so desire.
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    This will do it - Inventory Your network

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    This will do it - Inventory Your network
    That looks pretty sweet. I shall check it out once this PS script has finished.

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    Just tested it and it is just what I was after. Much kudos my friend.

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    Microsoft also have a program specifically for checking your PCs are compatible with Windows 7 called the Assessment and Planning Toolkit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basicchannel View Post
    Just tested it and it is just what I was after. Much kudos my friend.
    Your welcome

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