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Using powershell could be neat. Thanks

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Hello breaking it down you will need :

1.A script that gets the hardware information that you want http://shannon.neutex.net/2009/03/15/powershell-cmdlets-for-network-inventory/

2.Adjust Active Directory to your new information type http://blogs.technet.com/b/isingh/archive/2007/02/18/adding-custom-attributes-in-active-directory.aspx - addin new attributes to suit your need .

3.A method to get the information in active directory .If at step 1 you export the information in CSV then you could use import from CSV http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327620 .

4.Query that information with power shell from AD http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff730967.aspx .

I don't really know if it's worth all the hassle when you can accomplish that much easier with an inventory software , but that's for you to decide .

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Is it possible to extract from Active Directory all computer accounts which have a Nvidia card installed?

No, it is not. Is it possible from your phone numbe to somehow extract your age? No.

AD does not know ANYTHING about the computer except having an account for it to authenticate itself.

SCCM is one piece of software utilizing active directory to find computers, then managing the configuration of them, via an installed agent.

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