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Visual C# advice needed, retreiving windows system information.

Posted on 2006-11-22
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Hello all,
I'm a network admin trying to dabble in C# to automate some of my maintenance duties.

I need some pointers on writing a windows application in visual studio 2005 C# that can retreive system statistics (like diskspace, cpu utilisation, memory free) and write the results to an excel spreadsheet or better a sql database.

I am more concerned about the retreval of system info at this stage.

I am reading the Visual studio step by step book at the moment, but need a kick in the right direction.

I look forward to everyones suggestions.
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by:YoungBonzi
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I don't know if this is more than what you want, but take a look at the System.Diagnostics namespace: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.aspx
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by:amiableansari
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the article shows this with vs 2003. and it displays all the information you get in system information console

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/NitinSystemInfo.asp
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by:pdotnet
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Since you're new to C# and showed interest in storing your data in SQL server, here's a great helper class from Microsoft that fully automates saving and loading data to SQL server.  

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/daab.asp

Data can be read and written in 1 line of code (with the right parameters) using the methods in this class.
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sivachirravuri earned 75 total points
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Hi,
Please check the following link for sample code & EXE.

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/nitinsysteminfo.asp

Sample code:

using System;
using System.Management;

...

ManagementObject disk = new
ManagementObject("win32_logicaldisk.deviceid="c:"");
disk.Get();
Console.WriteLine("Logical Disk Size = " + disk["Size"] + " bytes");
Console.WriteLine("Logical Disk FreeSpace = " + disk["FreeSpace"] + " 
bytes");


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by:andrewglendean
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Sorry guys, I've been busy with other matters. Thanks to all. I shared my results when ready.
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