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Use active directory to scan for software on a remote system?

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In programs like Hyena, you can use AD to view programs installed on
systems. How could I do something like this in .NET? I know there is a
directory control, but im not sure how to query AD to get the installed
software list on a remote system that is turned on. I posted this to .NET
groups and AD groups because it deals with both, and was not sure which one
I really would get a good answer from.
Mar 31 '06 #1
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Hi,

You can use the wmi connect to the remote computer and list the
software installed.

List computers in active directory
http://www.vb-tips.com/default.aspx?...3-9c76953e41cf

Use the win32_product wmi class to list the installed software
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...32_product.asp

Ken
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"Brian Henry" wrote:
In programs like Hyena, you can use AD to view programs installed on
systems. How could I do something like this in .NET? I know there is a
directory control, but im not sure how to query AD to get the installed
software list on a remote system that is turned on. I posted this to .NET
groups and AD groups because it deals with both, and was not sure which one
I really would get a good answer from.

Mar 31 '06 #2

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I have not used this tool personally, but I've heard it's pretty good from
some of my colleagues. I'm spoiled, and I've always had SMS at my disposal.
;)

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/d...displaylang=en

The tool is gpinventory, and my understanding is that itcan be used to
determine installed software on a system.
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <Ke**********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

You can use the wmi connect to the remote computer and list the
software installed.

List computers in active directory
http://www.vb-tips.com/default.aspx?...3-9c76953e41cf

Use the win32_product wmi class to list the installed software
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...32_product.asp

Ken
----------------------

"Brian Henry" wrote:
In programs like Hyena, you can use AD to view programs installed on
systems. How could I do something like this in .NET? I know there is a
directory control, but im not sure how to query AD to get the installed
software list on a remote system that is turned on. I posted this to .NET
groups and AD groups because it deals with both, and was not sure which
one
I really would get a good answer from.

Mar 31 '06 #3

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