A quick Report to return all of the computers, the OU they are in and the last time they had a Hardware scan.
First we create a temporary table to hold the 1st pass results, then we query that table looking for the longest OU for each computer ( this way we only get 1 record per computer returned, otherwise each level of the OU a computer is a member of will be returned)
This is just a quick one, if you have dell machines (not sure if other manufacturers do it) but one of the BIOS options is ASSET TAG. Now this does not, as you would expect, appear in Win32_BIOS, instead it appears under Win32_SystemEnclosure.
It’s been a while since I posted anything, but I’ve been really busy at home and in work.
Although I have beening using OSD for a while it hasn’t been completely automated, things like timezone, keyboard locale etc still need to be changed by an administrator after a rebuild. Now we have sites in America, UK, Europe and Japan, so I need to account for them in my task sequence. I will admit here that I had a bit of trouble with getting the script to work so I did get some help from MS (they added 2 lines of code to the script and 1 task sequence event).
There are 2 parts to this, 1st is the vbscript to detect and set the location and then some task sequence events to act on the variables we set.
UPDATE 2010-09-14: Dell have changed the layout to add an extra field in the contracts section so the scripts are broken
UPDATE 2010-07-09: I’ve noticed this page is getting a lot of hits, I haven’t had a chance to get this working yet so if anyone does please post a comment or drop me a mail using the contact page. I’ll try and get some time next week to look at it again.
These scripts are a work in progress and you should check back regularly for updates until I mark them as final.
Basically the problem with the other script is that a user with admin privs must run it or the computer account must have access to the internet.
I have split the script in 2 and rejigged it slightly so that now 1 (user) script is run “When user is logged on with the users privliges” and the other (system) script is run 2nd “When user is logged on with administrative privliges”. You can use the “Run another program 1st” option in the program definition which should make it practically act like a single script.