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TOPIC: systeminfo command

systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2153

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I'm bored so I'll just say that if your bored as well... open command prompt (I use Windows XP, I don't know what other versions it will work in, I should work with 2k but don’t know about 9x versions) then type systeminfo

You will get a list of some basic info ie

Host Name
OS Name
OS Version
...
...
Processors
BIOS Version
Windows Directory
System Directory
Boot Device
...
...
Hotfixes Installed
NetWork Cards


So if you want a list of info your windows system can give you without crashing use systeminfo...

Also if it doesn’t work for you (and you are using Windows XP) it relies on a certain service to run.. From memory I think it is the 'Event Log' service


Well that relieved my boredom for 5 minutes :D

Re: systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2154

Just when I thought I knew everything.....

Re: systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2155

nice one neon,

its all about the little things :D

Re: systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2156

The nicest part is that you can log the output to a text file :
c:\> systeminfo >> test.txt

Since it shows hotfixes applied etc, it would make a nice addition to a script that tells you which machines need updating.. just get it to send the textfile to a network share and give it a specific name, and you've got a little inventory of your hardware !

Re: systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2160

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Yeah I use that command for keeping track of 30 computers actually. It's got nice basic info, the IP address of the machine and most importantly the hotfixes install which of course is what I use :)


I put this info in a startup script, all the computers have a mapped drive to the server, and each time they boot up a batch does exactly what you said:

[code:1]M:>systeminfo >> %computername%.txt[/code:1]

Stores latest info of a computer in the shared directory: Easy as pie :)

But yeah it would me much easier if there was a script that goes through it automatically and notifies me which computer has hotfixes missing :)

Re: systeminfo command 14 years 8 months ago #2170

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Well what do you know.... Don't you just love it when someone passes an awesome tip like Neon's ?

Good one Neon, I never knew there was such a command available !!!

God knows how much more of these little nifty commands are waiting in the \windows directory !!!
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