How to Identify Devices as Laptops in Registry
Posted on 2004-09-23
As we attempt to improve our remote inventory process, we are looking for a way to identify those Windows devices that are laptops. In WinNT and Win2K, the key SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IdConfigDB had a value name of IsPortable that seemed to work, but that key is not persent in XP. The key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ CurrentControlSet\ Services\ Pcmcia\Enum is though, and while there could be desktop systems with PCMCIA devices, I think they are the exception.
Is anyone aware of a more definitive manner to identify a device as a laptop by querying the registry?