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16th June 2010, 11:22 PM #1
Looking for tool to remotely audit hardware
I'm getting ready to rebuild onto a new domain but unfortunately don't know the exact hardware that is in use, it's mostly older RM stuff that I need to ID so I can start making the build images, gathering drivers, etc.
I'm looking for something automated and lightweight that I could run as a CC3 package and compile a list of how many different motherboards I've got. Most of the graphics / sound are onboard, but some some PCs have a failed onboard network adapter so it would be good to also locate where there are network cards installed.
Anyone know of anything that can do this with a minimum of effort (just write the relevant data back to a shared text file or something like that)?
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16th June 2010, 11:39 PM #2
Hi in school we used Winaudit (ran it as a script at logon..) pointed it to share save the logs as PDFs A2Z Computing / Az: Windows Audit Software I hope it helps.. its all free too.. - sorry for the late message, only just seen it and joined..
17th June 2010, 11:23 AM #3
Just for info, the A2Z page doesnt have the correct link at the moment, so here it is:
WinAudit v2.28.2 - Free Computer Audit Software
17th June 2010, 12:38 PM #4
Spiceworks will do this too.
17th June 2010, 12:41 PM #5
As I have said somewhere else, at our university professors use 10-Strike Network inventory explorer. it collects the hardware (and software) data from remote computers and generates reports. the program can create a summary table where you can see how much memory all your computers have. you can even filter out computers which have more memory than needed (or vice versa) and print that report.
17th June 2010, 12:45 PM #6
There was a niffty script on here a couple of weeks ago called Inventory.vbs, covers a lot of the hardware spec of all machines when deployed as a startup script. Search for it in edugeek. Got it running here works like a dream.
17th June 2010, 01:07 PM #7
spiceworks can do it without the script or client, its pretty cool
17th June 2010, 08:03 PM #8
Thanks for the suggestions, i've got spiceworks installed but found it a bit hit-and-miss for detecting workstations, I've looked at WinAudit which worked but I'd have to do lots of work / scripting research to get combine the outputs. I ended up going for LanSweeper which seems pretty good, it got 350ish workstations out of 530ish which is about right considering laptops and some pcs may have been turned off. I can't get the output in the ideal format but something pretty close.
I'll have a look for Inventory.vbs though as maybe I could get the output exactly how I want it.
18th June 2010, 11:51 PM #9
Try this application i have used older version when i worked in the school it lists all the software instaled the updates and hardware too, it free for schools since it a non-profit just email the creator and also if there any suggestions he willing to take on board.
Ultra simple multithreaded Network Inventory
plus have a look at other software im impressed whats there
21st June 2010, 12:32 PM #10
Auditwizard here. Not free though
Startup script runs however often you want it to and gathers data. Takes about 10 seconds
21st June 2010, 04:23 PM #11
I found that the free version of LanSweeper does have a report that just gives hostname and motherboard. Exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for the word 'motherboard' in a a report, but found what I wanted with a 'baseboard' report.
Thanks to everyone for the additional suggestions, I can recommend LanSweeper to anyone and the full premium verison looks really cheap too.
Thanks to morganw from:
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