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How do I manage the the configurations of 30 computers?

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Andrew Marr

How are these servers configured?

How have you named your workstations? This is the first key thing - name them consistantly. When they are named you can easily manage any given system. Manage those assets!

For 30 systems you may opt to create a db manually but there are plenty applications which you can load onto a server that can get most of these details, and much more.

Perhaps google network inventory - there are both commercial and free applications that can create such inventories for you and even detailed reports of applications, configuration, policy, performance and much more.

Sit at your desk and relax - as long as they are on your network and powered on you shouldn't have many issues as a domain administrator.

Not too sure if products get mentioned by name in such discussions here so I am initially avoiding any name dropping.

IP addresses - are they dynamic or static? You can easily idenitfy an IP at any time when you know the computer name (ping command e.g. ping computer_name)

Hope this helps to start out - post any further questions to help channel the response you need