Need to determine computer model on remote system using windows performance counters
Posted on 2009-02-13
I work with a company that has approx 220 remote computers. They are in various locations around the country with no more than 3 in any one building. When these systems were deployed, no one noted the model of the computer or the harwdare in it. Given the large area, actually visiting each location would be quite an expense and we're not confident the people in possession would be able to give us the information accurately. We would like to script this process in some way, if possible.
We have an application that can glean information from Windows Performance Counters and send the information to our server. I have looked through many of the types of information it can report on, but haven't found any that report model numbers or anything specific about the hardware. Does anybody have any idea if Windows Performance Counters are capable of that type of detail?
If not, can anyone recommend a method to obtain the information remotely? I can get the drive size, memory size etc. My primary concern is determining Manufacturer and model of the systems. Determining the type of memory would help as well.