Check workstation OS version from SBS 2008 server

apmartin used Ask the Experts™

Is there an easy way to check to see if a Windows 7 workstation on the network is 64-bit from the SBS 2008 server? I looked at the computer info that comes up when you double-click a computer in the SBS console (advanced mode), and I looked at the computer info in ADUC, but both just give the OS type and SP level. I can get the info by opening computer management on the server, connecting to a workstation, and sifting through the boot messages in the workstation's event logs, but I'm hoping there's something quicker.

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I don't know if there is a way to do this quickly, but if there isn't and it's important to know, going forward it might be an idea to incorporate, say, 32 or 64 in the computer name; then you could just look at the list of computer names in ADUC and see what was what.
Raymond PengSystems Engineer
You could utilize PSInfo from Sysinternals (now Microsoft).
David AtkinTechnical Director
Top Expert 2015
I would recommend the PSinfo tool as well.  It can be very handy.

Another option would be to RDP onto it through the SBS Console and check on the PC itself.
The following code can be run from any machine as long as the user logged on has rights to the remote machine.

wmic /node:"computername" cpu get addresswidth

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