We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

We've partnered with Certified Experts, Carl Webster and Richard Faulkner, to bring you two Citrix podcasts. Learn about 2020 trends and get answers to your biggest Citrix questions!Listen Now


Get client's computer specification from browser

Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
Hello all,
I'm Writting an app for a client of mine that has 150 PC with many more laptops that comes and go.
I need to be able to identify the computer asking the service from the local server (intranet) , and be able to know about this computer some hardware info, inorder to send back to the clients computer the right software patch.
where do I start??
I need some guidline.
thank you
Watch Question

getting some client side configure using javascript

ajax tutorial


ok. Can it be done with AJAX??


about http://www.w3schools.com/htmldom/dom_obj_navigator.asp , it's to lame. I can see that over 60% of the computer will share the same info this class can provide
if you want more you can try these

but I am not sure if they are cross browser


http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/JavaScript/How-to-Use-JavaScript-for-Hardware-Knowledge/. Yep I found that 1 also. it's a bad solution because you need to change you security options in IE, like allow unsafe script to run. hectic.
well I am afraid for security reasons you are only able to retrieve browser information as posted above using general ways.

Not the solution you were looking for? Getting a personalized solution is easy.

Ask the Experts


Access more of Experts Exchange with a free account
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Create a free account to continue.

Limited access with a free account allows you to:

  • View three pieces of content (articles, solutions, posts, and videos)
  • Ask the experts questions (counted toward content limit)
  • Customize your dashboard and profile

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.