Third party Windows utilities

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How do you find third party windows utilities that can be used for gathering hardware information about a computer? I am a master web student and I am taking Intro to LINUX...can you help?

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For Windows machines I would use WMI

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  • Spadasoe
    agreed. WMI reporting should give you all the information you need. There are some good and free packages out there, such as lansweeper and spiceworks. Also, take a look at SYDI Sydi will retrieve both hardware and software information for you.
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  • carlosdl
    Yes, most Windows monitoring applications use WMI to gather information from the monitored machines, for example: Spiceworks.
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  • saturno
    All of the above are great directions on monitoring Windows -with- Windows. Looking into your Linux side, I point you to dmidecode. It is usefull to query all about hardware from Linux. To get an idea, please read this article.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    For hardware info, use hwinfo, this is here: https://www.hwinfo.com/download.php.
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  • carlosdl
    There are lots of monitoring solutions that run on Linux and monitor Windows devices.  Zenoss and Zabbix are two of them, and if I remember correctly, both use or used in the past, WMI to monitor Windows machines.

    More recently, monitoring systems are probably using WinRM/WinRS instead.
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