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Tool to scan servers in a WAN for Release/SP level on W2K3 Servers?

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Tool to scan servers in a WAN for Release/SP level on W2K3 Servers?

fabiola.c.villena
We've got a relatively large (700+) server infrastructure, and many of our servers are still at SP1.
Of course, we don't have an accurate record of every server's service pack and release level.

Do you guys know of, or suggest a specific tool to scan objects in the WAN, and return the host name along with its corresponding W2k3 version/sp level?
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    fabiola.c.villena

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I downloaded the MBSA on my workstation, installed it and can't seem to make it past the initial scanning step. I'm not sure if it's related to our proxy, but I'm guessing that's probably what's stopping the tool from connecting to MS update.
    I'll try and find out whether I can get an exception to bypass the proxy for this purpose.
    Thanks again for your suggestion!

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    ---TK---

    I am currently doing the same thing... It might be a little expensive, but it does the reporting job...

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    fabiola.c.villena

    We currently have altiris on our client computers, but not on all of our servers. There's another initiative going on at the moment to install an altiris agent on all windows servers as well. I'm hoping to use the inventory information once this is accomplished.
    I'll check out opsware as well.
    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    fabiola.c.villena

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    I downloaded the MBSA on my workstation, installed it and can't seem to make it past the initial scanning step. I'm not sure if it's related to our proxy, but I'm guessing that's probably what's stopping the tool from connecting to MS update.
    I'll try and find out whether I can get an exception to bypass the proxy for this purpose.
    Thanks again for your suggestion!

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    ---TK---

    I am currently doing the same thing... It might be a little expensive, but it does the reporting job...

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    fabiola.c.villena

    We currently have altiris on our client computers, but not on all of our servers. There's another initiative going on at the moment to install an altiris agent on all windows servers as well. I'm hoping to use the inventory information once this is accomplished.
    I'll check out opsware as well.
    Thanks for the suggestion!