create a report of windows computers that are running 64 bit OS

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I am trying to find a list of computers that are running 64 bit versions of Windows. Is there a way to create a list quickly for computers in a subnet or domain?
Question by:ryan80
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    why not look for the presence of a folder which only exists on the 64-bit-machine like C:\Program Files (x86) via:

    for /f "tokens=1" %d in ('net view') do dir "%d\c$\Program Files (x86)"

    Quick & dirty :-)

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    If you create a login/startup script that will check for the processor_architecture=x86 will be the setting for 32 bit, AMD64 will be the setting for the 64bit system.
    a login script will be faster as it will be run the next time a user logs in.
    You can also use systeminfo /s \\system | find "System-Type"
    You could use a batch script that will have a list of hosts of interest to you and you can run the above building the information you are looking for.
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    If I use a login script would I just have the result written to a shared location, or is there a better mechanism to collect the results?
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    A login/start script will have to write the data to a common shared location accessible by everyone and everyone having full/modify rights.

    The systeminfo route does. I think there is a way using wmic to query each host for their architecture type. if you are thinking of transition some 32bit to 64bit OS.

    Has a vbscript example:
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    i actually found another way as well, using a tool that I alread have installed. I use spiceworks for inventory purposes, and found that it could run a report based installed services. The service PerfHost seems to only be installed on 64 bit systems, so I was able to pull up a report that way.

    Thanks for all the help, I will be looking at those links.

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