Get server hardware specifications remotely

Hi all,

I took over a physical server from someone else on my project.  I want to use this server as a report server - previously the machine just stood on idle the whole day doing nothing.

I want to insert a few more hard drives into this server and also some RAM.

I don't have physical access to the machine to check how many hard drive bays are open, what type of drives I need to get or what RAM to get.

It's OS is Windows Server 2003.  

Is there any way Windows will tell me this information or is there a 3rd party utility I can use to get this information?

Thanks
PantoffelSlippersAsked:
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
The manufacturer of your server or board most likely has software that not only can give you all the info on your hardware that you need, but will also allow you to interact with the hardware directly (RAID, BIOS settings, etc.).  For example, Dell servers use OpenManage Server Administrator.
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PantoffelSlippersAuthor Commented:
Thanks PowerEdgeTech - the problem is that I don't know who the manufacturer of the server or board is.  It's a server that I have no history with - I took it over from someone else and also it's located physically 200km away from my office - I can only log in via Windows remote desktop to ascertain what upgrade components I need.

Thanks
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PantoffelSlippersAuthor Commented:
Thanks djsharma - I'll check out the links now...
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Command Prompt:

wmic computersystem get manufacturer, model

Then at least you'll know what hardware you are dealing with.
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PantoffelSlippersAuthor Commented:
I used ManageEngine products previously - I liked them so i tried DesktopCentral first now.

What I got was:

FoxCONN
MCP73

Manufacturer : Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version : MCP73 - 42302e31

HDT722525DLA380
SAMSUNG HD200HJ

DRAM 667ns  x 2
2 slots


OS Version : 5.2.3790


Now I need to figure out what my upgrade options are.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Sounds like a motherboard part number ... Foxconn makes boards for most of the major OEM's as well, so upgradeability might be affected by the actual system manufacturer-installed BIOS and not simply by the generic board specifications by Foxconn, if this were a custom-built machine.
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PantoffelSlippersAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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PantoffelSlippersAuthor Commented:
djsharma's comments were actually best - not sure where they are now - looks like they were removed....
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