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By gmcguire ·
Is there any way in Windows NT 4.0 Server or Windows 2000 Server to inventory client hardware and software installed without buying expensive inventory software?

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by adeshpcs In reply to Hardware and Software Inv ...

I don't think that Windows NT nor Windows 2000 have any type of inventory software built in. There are however a couple free software that you can use. One of them is www.bsa.org

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by genelleb In reply to Hardware and Software Inv ...

I'd recommend TrackIt for a large network- they have an audit you can run via disks or over the LAN- catches software, IP addresses, hardware, including NICs, modems, CD drives, processor speeds, free hd space, etc. www.blueocean.com.

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by JoseAngel In reply to Hardware and Software Inv ...

I have half an answer: only about hardware:
Maybe you now winmsd. It has a nice GUI, in which it gives you quite a lot of information.
Buy maybe you don't know you can run it from a DOS Prompt.
try winmsd /f, and you will see how it writes all the info to a file <computername>.txt in your current directory.
Maybe you want to write this command in the logon script of your users, followed by a copy %computername%.txt \\myserver\myshare.
Maybe you prefer writting a little batch file to be called from the registry in "Run" section, or in Start in the Start Menu.
Or maybe you prefer running it yourself from your computer or server (provided you have administrative rights on your computers. Then you will use this syntax:
winmsd \\<computer> /f
The file will be created in your local directory in your computer (not the remote one).
Going ahead with this method: if you have a list of all your computers, write them to a computers.txt file, and run from your PC:
for /f %i in (computers.txt) do winmsd \\%i /f
It will create in your currend directory as many txt files as named servers in your file.

And best of all it is quite cheap. Pay 0 for it.

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