I've just discovered (after I wanted to log what memory I had installed in each computer in a school) that BGinfo (which I already run in each computer startup) will save all the info it can into an Excel file
Just had to alter the settings in my networked .bgi file and they'll all report in next time they re-boot
Some days you win
Nice little gem of info there... might well use this one myself too!
or if you run spiceworks it pulls anything relevent from every machine/switch/printer/server on the network, and makes a handy gui & report interface for you.
I'd put good money on it not doing unless you've configured your network to work with spiceworksor if you run spiceworks it pulls anything relevent from every machine/switch/printer/server on the network
Tried it once in the past - it found the HP networked printer and that's all
I have a VBS script that runs locally on each computer at machine startup and chucks vast amounts of hardware information up to a central database including serial numbers etc. It just uses WMI and gives you a good picture of the network. I can probably post it if people are interested.
(off to google WMI )
I also collect this during startup, but as part of a larger workstation manager project (that's taking far too long... damn users )
why would you go this route when you could go service agent install on OCS? To each their own but the service route doesnt require any one to be logged on - but then again how often is a computer not logged on in an education evironment ...
It is rough and still in progress but has been running alright for six months or so. It will update based on the system serial number so it does not matter if you reinstall the box with a different name. Some machines don't have the serial number written propperly so there is a section where you specify bogus serial numbers so that it updates the pcs via system name instead.
Have a read of my blog posting http://www.edugeek.net/forums/blogs/...computing.html for more details on this and writing the values to the BIOS if nessisary.
You can get lots more information with WMI but this is just a subset that I found useful as it gives you a good indication of the screen. The SMBIOS data has lots of useful information in it which I do have some code somewhere to decode. It will tell you how many expantion slots and what type are on the MB along with the ram sockets, type and even RAM chip serial numbers in some cases.
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