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Network Scanner that can get DNS settings

Hi,

Im about to change the dns servers at work.  All our users should be using DHCP, but I have found a few that are using static DNS settings.  Does anyone kknow of a package that will scan the network and return details of the machine name and dns settings?

I am a domain admin, so permissions are not an issue...

Regards

Stuart
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
It is not network scanner - it's WMI script which can help you. I would suggest downloading Scriptomatic (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/tools/wmimatic.mspx), select Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration object and change script to display only DNSServerSearchOrder property.

WMI queries can be added to very usefull utilty GPInventory (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1D24563D-CAC9-4017-AF14-8DD686A96540&displaylang=en), which allows customizing of your queries.
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StuartWhyteAuthor Commented:
Maybe Im doing something wrong, but DNSServerSearchOrder property just gives an empty entry?

Also, I couldnt find a way of adding this script to GP inventory. (which looks like a great tool btw)

Stuart
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
Did you use Scriptomatic?

To add this query to GPinventory edit wmiqueries.xml and add the following line:

<ManagedObject Name="WMI: Network Adapter Settings" Query="select DNSServerSearchOrder from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration"/>
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wpgatrelCommented:
Have you tried AngryIP Scanner?  It seems to work decent.
www.angryziber.com
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StuartWhyteAuthor Commented:
wpgatrel,


Yes I have tried Angry IP scanner, in fact its one of my essential tools, however it will only snac IP addresses and will not give me the dns settingsof the remote machine.  If it DID, then this would be a perfect solution...

Stuart
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
If you didn't have luck with GPinventory or Scriptomatic, how about logon script?

netsh interface ip show config > \\severname\sharename\%computername%.log
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StuartWhyteAuthor Commented:
Hi Toniur,

I like the logon script approach, however what I'll end up with is circa 500 log files to check.  What I really need is a scanner type application.  I will leave the question open for a few days to see if anyone can recommend an application, if not I'll acceot your answer...

Thanks

Stuart
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StuartWhyteAuthor Commented:
I guess there are no further answers to be had.  Although Toniur's suggestion did not solve my issue, it was a vaible option.

Thanks for all comments

Stuart
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