I am attempting to develop an Auditing application.
This audit application will be employed on windows networks.
The Audit will need to discover Hardware and software details of all machines attached to the network (including Printers)
I do not want to have to install this application on each workstation.
The audit app. needs to discover all the ip addresses of all the networked workstations.
I have been prototyping this app for the last couple of months and have decided to try a new tack
Is this possible?
a). You have a windows network, min Windows XP sp3 and upwards
b). Maximum of 100 Networked machines (if that matters)
c). I need to remotely reboot each WINDOWS machine in turn on the entire network and get it to startup using UNIX, say knoppix for example!
d). however the knoppix live cd is only available from one of the networked machines
Questions... Morphology? Longevity? Incept dates?
to add more detals: (if you are interested) 1). I have over 500 client sites to visit all over uk 2). i have to be "in and out" quickly 3). i may not have a list of known ip addresses for each site. 4). i may not have an admin account set up on all networked pcs at each site. 5). i need all hardware and software details possible. 6). when auditing a site for the first time i am looking to make a good impression, get accurate info, not disurpt their day to day work.