I need an application that analyzes the Clients in my Windows2000 Network
Posted on 2005-04-26
I have a Network that consists of a Windows2000 Server (File and Print Server) an Exchange 2000 Server and the usual DNS, DHCP Servers - everything running on Windows2000 Server.
My Client machines have all Windows2000 Professional installed. Now here is my question:
How could i get a "Snapshot" about the individual Client machines regarding their Hardware? I need to know what they have installed (Graphic cards, Sound cards, how much Ram, Diskdrives and their Manufacturers) without moving to every workplace (they're spread over several Office Buildings, and it is qumbersome to walk to every machine to check their Hardware). So i need something like a "remote inspection". Since the Clients that connect to my Network are all Desktop machines, but change quite often, i need to know if they have the proper Drivers, Configuration etc. to avoid unnecesary Support work.
Here are my priorities for the answer:
1) A programme/application that can be used remotely to analyze Hardware (Software is optional, would be nice, but not priority)
2) If remotely is not possible, than i would need the same functionality as described above but i would install the software direct to the Client and get my information at the workplace
3) Cost: preferebly available for free or inexpensive. If there are more expensive solutions, let me know, but to match my question the latter is not preferred.
The answer that comes closest to point 1 - 2 and 3 gets the whole 500 Points!
Thanks a lot. I knwow you guys are geniuses!