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Hi,

I have a issue here.  I have an IP address on my network that when I do a nbtstat -a x.x.x.x, it comes up with the computer name, "Computer" and it gives me a MAC address.  When I ping it, it replies.  My questions are how do I find out if it's definately a Windows machine?  Also how would I remote into it using the MAC or private IP?  Any type of network management tool?  Is there any software out there that can collect information on this IP/machine so that I know who this machine belongs to?

Thank you all in advance.
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Nmap (free software, http://www.insecure.org/nmap/index.html ) has a pretty good OS-fingerprinting function.  Just do 'nmap -O x.x.x.x' (that's a capital letter o, not a zero) and it will scan the machine and give a best guess for the operating system.

Unless the machine already has some kind of remote control software on it now, you'd essentially have to break into it to do anything remotely.  Easier to just find the MAC address and figure out where it's located physically and walk there, really.
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