Finding XP Computers in our Domain with possible last user logged in RRS feed

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  • Hi Everyone,

    First time posting here to Tech Net, so I'm sorry if this is a repeat but I haven't found much out there on this.  We're looking to decommission all of our XP machines in our environment and move up to Windows 7.  Most of our environment is already Windows 7.  There's maybe 10% left of some of our service technicians who are on XP.  Unfortunately our DC is a Windows Server 2003 box, so none of the powershell commands that will return some of these values into a .txt or .csv file will function.  We've never had an inventory list in say excel that shows the asset tag, username and such for each machine either.  Does anyone know of a command to run or 3rd party software that will pull asset tag of the machine with OS and possibly the last user logged into them?  A 60 day windows would be ideal.  Thanks!


    Monday, March 17, 2014 6:14 PM

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  • Have you tried the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer tool?

    It reports what OS and software computers on your network are running.

    You'll need administrative access to the computers. For a domain running the tool from as a domain administrator usually does the trick.

    Microsoft uses MBSA to audit your licensing so you can trust it will report the machines correctly. ;)

    Edit: Jus realised you asked about asset tags. MBSA probably won't pull asset tags. PowerShell with wmi may collect this if it's stored on the machine and you can access them remotely.

    • Edited by Jason Warren Monday, March 17, 2014 9:28 PM clarified asset tags
    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:25 PM