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Graham Carter

Network Wide Machine Spec Query

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Posted · Original PosterOP

As the title, am looking into an automated method of obtaining PC specs (memory, processor, disk space etc) over the network

To further complicate things, all of our users are working remotely and connect to the company network via meraki vpn

 

I was considering doing an all user email to have them run DxDiag tool and email the txt report back but my boss said no!

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I realise there are tools like spice works inventory scanner out there, however these rely on a direct network connection to work properly.

 

Any suggestions of apps / tools is most appreciated 🙂

 

 

 

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Would the installation of software on client machines be out of the question? I've used GLPI and FusionInventory for a mass-scale inventory effort in the past. Client machines contact GLPI with their specs periodically which is then inventoried by FusionInventory. This is different from LANSweeper and SpiceWorks, as the host machine uses remote access to retrieve specs from WMI.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

remote software installation could be a possibility, as could role it out via GPO.

Im wondering if an automated gpo dxdiag solution is feasible 

 

Funny you should mention GLPI as we already have it in place in a vanilla state

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14 minutes ago, Graham Carter said:

Im wondering if an automated gpo dxdiag solution is feasible 

It would take a bit longer to parse out the data you receive, but it is certainly doable. Alternatively, I believe SpiceWorks and PDQ inventory can retrieve specs from domain computers without using their pathetic LAN scanners.


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CPU - Ryzen 9 3900X | Cooler - Noctua NH-U12S | Motherboard - Asus TUF X570-PLUS (WiFi) RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB) DDR4-3200

GPU - MSI GTX 1070 Ti PSU - EVGA B3 650W Case - Meshify C Storage - 960 EVO 500GB, MX500 500GB

 

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Here's some useful articles. Assuming you have a shared drive/folder that all these computers/users can access to save an output file to, and that you have the ability to create GPO's. (Sounds like you can)

 

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/908669-gather-computer-information-on-a-domain-query-workstations

 

https://www.robvanderwoude.com/wmic.php

 

https://www.robvanderwoude.com/wmigen.php

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