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    Help! Serial Number of PCs on network

    Hi, I have to do a VERY quick inventory of the pcs/laptops at our school. With over 100 serial numbers to get, is there any piece of software that will tell me these quickly?

    We have a windows 2000 server, with XP clients. Mix of laptops and desktops.

    Many thanks!

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    Spiceworks does this methinks

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    It sure does, providing all machines are on, just download spice works and do a network scan.

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    Yup, Spiceworks can do a lot of that. But dont forget those non networked laptops (or those in the cupboard)

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    Though be aware that not all manufacturers put the serial number in BIOS and may find it returns 'Serial Number'

    Discovered a while ago that NEC dont do this (at a completely NEC site) so had to walk around anyway and enter them manually
    Last edited by sparkeh; 24th March 2010 at 03:27 PM.

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    same here had evesham PCs, now i have HP and all's good.

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    Just add it to your checklist of things to look for when evaluating your potential new PCs.

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    If you're running WSUS, it also pulls it in via the bios (look at machine details)

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    Fog's hardware inventory task will also do this if you happen to use it as your imaging solution.

    If not, i agree with the spiceworks option

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    This will do the job - Inventory Your network

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    User a very similar version of that scripts hereand it worked just fine, edited it to give me a more basic PC spec list though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruff View Post
    Fog's hardware inventory task will also do this if you happen to use it as your imaging solution.

    If not, i agree with the spiceworks option
    Thanks- I do use FOG for imaging, but it didn't have all the details for all the pcs unfortunately. Perhaps I didn't do a full inventory when adding the machines to the FOG server.

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    OpenAudit

    OpenAudit will also provide that info to you as well as a bunch of other info. You can push the audit out from a GPO as well. I use it as well as spiceworks

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    I found spiceworks far too unwieldy and slow.

    Lansweeper is much more lightweight, extensible and provides far more information

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