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Free scriptable software for hardware inventory ? anyone?

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November 29, 2007 12:35:29 PM

Hello. I am looking for some software that does hardware inventory, and is able to put it into a database of sorts (don't care if it's mysql or access or whatever). Does anyone know of such, but without requiring to buy a complete systems management system? Preferably something like psinfo (sysinternals) with database features, or the like.
It'll have to be executed via a script or command shell or such, cause I don't intend the students (working at a collage) to be bothered by it.

The most important things it'll have to do is list mac addresses on lan adapters, and know the netbios name of the client.
December 4, 2007 6:08:44 AM

Soo many smart people, and none with an answer!
December 4, 2007 7:35:39 AM

neiroatopelcc said:
Hello. I am looking for some software that does hardware inventory, and is able to put it into a database of sorts (don't care if it's mysql or access or whatever). Does anyone know of such, but without requiring to buy a complete systems management system? Preferably something like psinfo (sysinternals) with database features, or the like.
It'll have to be executed via a script or command shell or such, cause I don't intend the students (working at a collage) to be bothered by it.

The most important things it'll have to do is list mac addresses on lan adapters, and know the netbios name of the client.

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December 4, 2007 12:10:04 PM

can u tell me how to make a filter that only captures mac address & netbios name? (or dns name) of the computer? and runs continuous
December 4, 2007 12:35:10 PM

sure read the help file labeled defining and saving filters,
December 5, 2007 10:32:09 AM

Nevermind me asking. Next time I'll ask a brick ; if it answers it'll probably be more useful than this.
April 22, 2010 8:22:57 PM

Maybe a little late but someone else might benefit.

A tool called AuthList will do what your asking. You can create a List of, lets say, servers and drop some columns on it. Then use a script to populate the data. Aside from that, it will tap into multiple systems like SCCM\SCOM\Active Directory\etc and pull back data or build Lists. There's a free and a pro version. You should be able to do what you need with the free though.

Link to AuthList
www.progressiveworkssoftware.com
April 22, 2010 8:58:13 PM

ye very late
I ended using vbs scripts querying wmi from the login script. not as elegant, but worked
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September 29, 2010 7:46:03 PM

in our company we use Lansweeper Hardware inventory software, it can be integrated with active directory, and it also has the possibility to fill in a few customizable fields, so that might be what you are looking for. a freeware version is available from their site, so the ideal stuff to give it a shot!
September 29, 2010 8:24:46 PM

Dude the threat's serveral years old? why'd you even stumble upon it?

Anyway, we switched to sccm a while back, so it's no longer needed - besides the vbs script still works in windows 7 :) 
September 30, 2010 3:55:50 PM

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