Any way to poll clients to see what version of Internet Explorer / Windows they are running?

I would like to find a way to poll all the clients on my network to see what version of Internet Explorer they are running, as well as what version of windows / Service Packs they have installed.  Is there a way to do this?

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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

I can get you everything but the version of Internet explorer so far - and I'm sure I'll find out how to get that.

But it's all in VBScript, so if you're happy with that I'll post some code - just I don't want to write it all if you don't want anything to do with VBScript.
mnmorencyAuthor Commented:
Sounds good!  Although Internet Explorer is the one I am most curious about.  But what you have would definitely be helpful.
save the following html page and run it in each client browser and it will display a response page that tells  you exactly what its environment is ( and believe me ,you will get much more information more than you imagine  ):

for(i in navigator)
document.write(i + ": " + eval("navigator."+i) + "<br>");
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mnmorencyAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but I am looking for more of a remote tool-- something like MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) that can report back with information about the client machine and software.

Here is another script but in a nice user interface so go ahead and surprise them

function getBrowser()
var browser = navigator.appName
var version = navigator.appVersion
var version1 = version.substring(22,25)
var sop1 = version.substring(26,37)
var version2 = version.substring(0,3)
var sop2 = version.substring(11,16)
if ( browser== "Microsoft Internet Explorer" )
   alert("You are using the "+browser+", version "+version1+", with"+sop1+"!");  
if ( browser=="Netscape" )
alert("You are using the "+browser+", version "+version2+", with"+sop2+"!");
if ( browser!="Netscape" && browser!="Microsoft Internet Explorer")
alert("You are using the "+browser+", version "+version+", with"+sop1+"!");
   <INPUT TYPE=button value = "Get Browser Info" onclick="getBrowser()">
ok then you can try

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