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is there a way to make sure that there is not any windows 95 or 98 on a domain

Posted on 2010-01-02
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is there a way to make sure that there is not any windows 95 or 98 on a domain

is there a tool or script that i can use to tell this?
Question by:kaos_theory

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I think this can be achieved by writing a WMI query.
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nordtorp earned 1000 total points
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You might do something like the script in this thread:

Find Windows 98 Machine on Network

You could also try to setup a custom query in AD and search for Operation System is present. I cannot see to be able to add the column "Operation System", so if you want to show that field in the query you have to redefine you AD Schema.

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3_S earned 1000 total points
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I don't think you can use wmi since it was first introduced in Windows 2000.

Microsoft has a tool to scan for microsoft software on pc's in the network (it's limited to 250 computers, so I don't know the configuration of your network.)

You can also use nmap (http://nmap.org/) it's main purpose is to detect security holes in a network, but it also reveils the OS of the computers in the network.

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