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By keebmachine ·
Thank you for reading my message. Here is my question: Is there a way to run NT disk administrator remotely from a workstation or server. This will save me valuable time if I am able to get this info without running from computer to computer. Here is my scenario: My company is migrating to Windows 2000 from Windows NT. I need to be able to find out the actual disk size of each hard drive in the domain. This is necessary to ensure that all hard drives are large enough.

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Disk Administrator

As long as the drive is shared, in NT all you would have to do is map to the shared drive on the computer and find out its properties. As long as the filesystem of the drive you are mapping to is NTFS, you will be able to determine an accurate size. If it is FAT32 you will only be able to read that 1.99gb limitation. You could even create a batch file that would prompt you or read from a text file all of the computer names on your domain and map them one by one.

Does this help?
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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Disk Administrator

If this doesn't work for you, you can try a third-party application such as PC Anywhere or NetMeeting 3.0. NetMeeting is a great freeware program and will allow you to share the desktop with the user. In addition to that, NetMeeting comes with Windows (earlier versions but you can still download the 3.0 which is better).

Good Luck!
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by keebmachine In reply to Disk Administrator

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by Nbard In reply to Disk Administrator

I don't know what software you have on your network, but if you have SMS installed, well you can connect to the machine itself and control them, or you can just do a query to find out what info you need.
Hope it helps.

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by keebmachine In reply to Disk Administrator

Thanks for those suggestions. However, I dont use SMS. Also, there are hidden partitions on the drive so, I need to use disk administrator to see them. I am not interested in using pc anywhere or netmeeting to accomplish this.

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Disk Administrator

Although there's no way to run Disk Admin remotely you can use a combination of two Resource Kit utilities to accomplish your task. I mean rcmd and diskmap. The first one will enable you to execute any command on host pc (in our case diskmap), the second will give you detailed information on physical drive config including total space, all partitions, etc.
The only limitation is that you'll need rcmd server running on all stations and at least a copy of diskmap on each, but this is easy to do remotely.

Good luck

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Disk Administrator

If you'll need detailed syntax and tool themselves, drop me line on ivan.erekhinsky@jt-int.com and I'll send it to you

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by Vagab0nd In reply to Disk Administrator

The other tool that might be helpful is showdisk.exe from RK - it shows disk information by displaying the registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System \Disk which contains information about each of the primary partitions and logical drives defined onthe system.

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by keebmachine In reply to Disk Administrator

Thank you Vagab0nd! This is what I am looking for. Enjoy your 1000 TechPoints!!!

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