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Need to develop Agentless software to retrieve software/hardware data from Windows Servers

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Can anyone point me in the right direction to read up or learn about how to develop an Agentless Inventory software application to retrieve software/hardware data from Windows Servers? So, rather than develop a Windows Service that has to run on each of the Windows Servers and deploy it, it appears that there is a better way to do it using Agentless software.
I will be developing this using Visual Studio 2008 Professional and specifically, using the C# language. It doesn't matter if I learn to do it in ASP.NET or using Windows Forms. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you Experts!
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Thanks Kaufmed. Yes, I've used WMI numerous times in VBScript and I was wondering if that was the Class they might have been referring to. I like that last link you gave me using the ManagementObjectSearcher and ManagementObject class examples.
When using a For Each loop, I end up piping in one server name at a time. I imagine I could create a thread of some sort that would allow me to pipe in multiple servers so that the data collection and output is much quicker. Do you know of a class or an example that would allow me to do that?
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You *may* not need the ConnectionOptions parameter. I was querying a Win 7 box, and it seems like it was required (even though I have the same account on both machines).

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Great exampls of using the WMI Class Kaufmed. Thanks!
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