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    Windows information gathering tool

    Need a recommendation on a information gathering tool for Windows 2003 / Windows 2008 to run locally.

    Ideally I would like to gather the following and save a text file or spreadsheet.

    • Network Settings
    • Disk Configuration
    • Windows Version
    • Service Packs installed
    • Hot fixes installed
    • Applications
    • Hardware Configuration (CPU/Memory ....)
    • ....

    Any recommendations ?

    Andy

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    Hi Andy,

    If you can find a little space on one of your servers, or put together a small Linux server, you can use Open Audit. It is a fantastic piece of free (open source) software that will get everything you need and more. We use it to successfully audit 1000+ machines at login to give us up to date information on hardware, software, and user logins.

    Thanks

    Mike

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    Oh, the address is Open-AudIT :-)

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    This will gather all the information you can think of about your hardware - Inventory Your network

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    Just to add, I'm not looking for an audit tool although will probably to the trick.

    I after more of a standalone Info gather/diagnostic tool so aid a support ticket, which I can send to the user and say run this and send me the output!

    Just to add to my list of features needed. - Event Logs please!

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    SIW - SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala

    Everest - Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management

    Belarc - http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

    There are other ones as well - also if you want to set up a linux box and have enough time you could possibly use

    Nagios - The Industry Standard in IT Infrastructure Monitoring

    Also spice works

    Spiceworks - Free Network Monitoring Software for Network Management

    Which also has its own helpdesk feature amongst other things

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    Could alter the VBS script mentioned a couple above, remove unncessary vars, give it a couple of msgbox's and send that out - of course giving credit where credit is due for the script ;-)

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    Have a look at SYDI which will create a nice Word document for you automatically following it's assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    Have a look at SYDI which will create a nice Word document for you automatically following it's assessment.
    one to add to the list - Im not against the vbscript method but if the asker is not familiar with scripting then might be a bit daunting or may not have time to edit it to get the output they are after and am by no means bashing scripting as a method to use as I use scripts myself but just a thought is all

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    Yes, I'm not a scripting expert and found the SYDI utility to be very useful. It does everything automagically and creates lots of data in a user-friendly format for review or filing for future use.

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    SCCM will do this for you - but possibly overkill for your purposes.

    Tom

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    You could look at OCS Inventory, and it links in with GLPI Helpdesk software as well.

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