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Determine system configuration in a VB script or .exe

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I drew the short straw and am now saddled with the task of auditing every workstation in our company. This includes complete hardware and software details. Basically I should be able to tell my boss everything about a workstation from the data received.

I am using VB6 and would like to generate a text file for each workstation. I can work on the format of the document later but for now a dump to text will more than suffice.

The company runs only Windows OS varying from Win95 to WinXP Pro. I'm not sure what other detail is needed for this but I will be happy to provide more if requested.

I figure there has to be a way to automate this process. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time to research this for myself so I'm asking here.


It's the end of a workday here so be patient....I will respond tomorrow.
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by:fantasy1001
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This will do software auditing:
http://www.moore-smith.co.uk/download/sysaudit.htm
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Try:
http://www.belarc.com/

'a thing called belarc advisor
'v.comprehensive info about comp n software.

Also, what all info are u looking at?
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by:Greenback
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To answer what info I'm looking for:

CPU processor speed
RAM
Motherboard
Modem
Mouse
Keyboard
Monitor
Printer(s)
Mapped drives
OS version
Updates installed
Installed software (and for the newer versions of windows, who installed it).
etc... Basically anything and everything about a workstation.

I've just got into work now and will look over the sites posted soon. I'm assuming these are all pre-packaged executables. Is there any chance of finding the source on how to accomplish this?
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by:jayh99
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Here is a link to a program that you can use for the software, OS, and version.

http://www.moore-smith.co.uk/download/sysaudit.htm
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I think using belarc is a gud idea. Also, getting the source is not a requirement i feel. Why wud u want to do so?
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by:Greenback
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Why do I want the source? Idle curiousity.

I haven't had a chance to test these apps as of yet but should in the next day or so. I'll wrap this question up then.

Thanks much guys.
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by:Greenback
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I split the points between fantasy1001 and _agj_ as I found both Emco and Belarc to be really good programs. I'd still love to hunt down the source for stuff like this as I like to learn new things. Of course, anytime someone asks for stuff like this, everyone thinks virus. Ah well. I'll find it eventually :)

I don't know anything about the moore-smith company but that sysaudit download looks like it's just being hosted on a desktop in someone's basement. I think their site is under construction but it was enough to scare me off.

Thanks again.
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