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Get PC info using Classic ASP

Posted on 2009-07-13
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With Visual Basic I remember being able to interrogate the Device and return the Hard Disk Serial Number and other information about the PC. I was wondering if anyone kows how to do this with Classic ASP?

I am planning on installing a Classic ASP app on multiple LapTops and need to stealth check the LapTops ID.

Any pointers or alternatives would be appreciated!
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by:kevp75
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sorry...  can't do it through a web page.
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Thanks Kev.

Is there some other way of uniquely identifying a PC/LapTop? I am installing an ASP App on various Machine and need to be able to interrogate something that is unique.

If you open a command prompt and DIR you get the Drive Serial - does anyone know how to DIR the results to a file (in DOS you can DIR > file.txt and the open the file.txt file). I could hten query the file for the serial number.
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kevp75 earned 2000 total points
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the best (without a 3rd party ActiveX Object) that you could do is query the server for the info, not the client machine.  Even in an internal environment

ref: http://www.w3schools.com/ASP/asp_ref_drive.asp

You may want to revert back to VB in order to do this...
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by:kevp75
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just to toss the idea out...

why not have a database on the server that stores the unique machine info. (including the IP address), then simply query that info based on the users IP address?
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Kev

The server solution isn't an option as teh LapTops will all be disconnected during use (client visits) but the FSO solution is perfect - have some points!
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