How can I check what OS my servers are running?

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    By reading the documentation you made when setting them up. – Lucas Kauffman Jul 23 '12 at 21:21
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    That depends on what OS your server is running. – kasperd Jul 4 '15 at 7:36
  • If you are ssh-ing on them, it is some unix. An uname -a command says what you want. If you are rdesktopping on it, it is a windows, so win/E, right click on "My Computer", and... – user259412 Jul 4 '15 at 15:47

On Windows servers, you can have some info with the "srvinfo" command

On linux, try "uname -ra"

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    or "lsb_release -a" on Linux, too. – weeheavy Jan 12 '11 at 13:44
  • msinfo32 works on just about every version of Windows for the last decade; the uname command works on almost all *nix platforms. – Chris S Jan 12 '11 at 13:46
  • On Linux cat /etc/issue will give you more details about the distribution. There are also some special files: SUSE: /etc/SuSE-release, RedHat: /etc/redhat-release. – Christian Jan 12 '11 at 14:13
  • cool - did not know about srvinfo – August Jan 12 '11 at 15:00
  • Srv info is also useful for getting the server's uptime by the way – Florent Courtay Jan 12 '11 at 15:40

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