Information Gathering on My Own Servers

Currently I am having an issue with not knowing information about the servers I am responsible.   I am not happy not knowing things.  I spent a little time gather different parts of different scripts (hacker / script kiddie style) and compiling them in to one Visual Basic Script.  This script is designed to work against Dell Servers.  It will ask the computer for it name, the OS, OS version number, Service Packs, Bit Level (32 or 64 bit), Dell Warranty info, list of local users, and a list of local groups and the users in the groups.  It takes the list of servers from “hosts.txt” which is just a list of servers or ip addresses where there is one per line.  It will write all the information it gathers in to a file called “report.txt”.

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Here is the code:

Option Explicit
Dim url, svctag, wshShell, wshNetwork
Dim strComputer, colGroups, objGroup, objUser
Dim objWMIService, colItems, objItem
Dim warrantyRows, warrantyCols
Dim objsvc,svccount, errorChecking,svc,objNetwork,colAccounts
Dim get_OS_Bit, info, strComputer2, oReg, strKeyPath, strValueName, strValue
Dim objShell, objIE, objWMI
Dim colOSes, objOS
Dim objFSO, objTextFile, objTextFileW, objTextFileO, strNextLine, arrServiceList
Dim i, result
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForAppending = 8
Set objFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set objTextFileW = objFSO.OpenTextFile (“report.txt”, ForAppending, True)
Set objFSO = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set objTextFileO = objFSO.OpenTextFile _
(“hosts.txt”, ForReading)
Do Until objTextFileO.AtEndOfStream
strNextLine = objTextFileO.Readline
arrServiceList = Split(strNextLine , “,”)
strComputer = arrServiceList(0)
wscript.echo strComputer
On Error Resume Next
Set colOSes = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem”)
For Each objOS in colOSes
objTextFileW.Writeline “########################################”
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
objTextFileW.Writeline “==            Computer Info           ==”
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Computer Name      : ” & objOS.CSName
Set objWMI = GetObject(“winmgmts:\” & strComputer & “rootCIMV2”)
Set colItems = objWMI.ExecQuery(“SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem”,,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Operating System   : ” & objItem.Caption
objTextFileW.WriteLine “OS Version Number  : ” & objItem.Version
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Service Pack       : ” & objItem.ServicePackMajorVersion
const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
Set oReg=GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\” & strComputer & “rootdefault:StdRegProv”)
strKeyPath = “HARDWAREDESCRIPTIONSystemCentralProcessor�”
strValueName = “Identifier”
oReg.GetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,strKeyPath,strValueName,strValue
if (instr(strValue,”x86″)) then
elseif (instr(strValue,”64″)) then
end if
objTextFileW.WriteLine “OS is              : ” & get_OS_Bit & “bit”
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
objTextFileW.WriteLine “==  Get the Dell warranty information ==”
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
url = “”
set objIE=createobject(“internetexplorer.application”)
set objShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
set objWMI = GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\” & strComputer & “rootcimv2”)
If InStr(UCase(objWMI.ExecQuery(“Select Manufacturer From Win32_ComputerSystem”).ItemIndex(0).Manufacturer), “DELL”) = 0 then Err.Raise 2, “This is not a Dell dude!”, “No Service Tag”
svctag = objWMI.ExecQuery  (“Select SerialNumber from Win32_BIOS”).ItemIndex(0).SerialNumber
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” _
& “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\” _
& strComputer & “rootcimv2”)
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Service Tag        : ” & svctag
objIE.navigate url & svctag
do while objIE.readystate<>4 : wscript.sleep 50 : loop
set warrantyRows = objIE.document.getElementsByTagName(“table”).item(1).getElementsByTagName(“table”).item(122).getElementsByTagName(“table”).item(0).getElementsByTagName(“tr”)
For i = 1 to warrantyRows.length – 1
set warrantyCols = warrantyRows.item(i).getElementsByTagName(“td”)
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Description        : ” & warrantyCols.item(0).innerText
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Provider           : ” & warrantyCols.item(1).innerText
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Warranty Extension : ” & warrantyCols.item(122).innerText
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Start Date         : ” & warrantyCols.item(3).innerText
objTextFileW.WriteLine “End Date           : ” & warrantyCols.item(4).innerText
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Days Left          : ” & warrantyCols.item(5).innerText
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
objTextFileW.WriteLine “==       List all local users         ==”
objTextFileW.Writeline “========================================”
Set objNetwork = CreateObject(“Wscript.Network”)
‘strComputer = objNetwork.ComputerName
Set colAccounts = GetObject(“WinNT://” & strComputer & “”)
colAccounts.Filter = Array(“user”)
For Each objUser In colAccounts
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Local User         : ” & objUser.Name
objTextFileW.Writeline “===========================================”
objTextFileW.WriteLine “== List all local groups and their users ==”
objTextFileW.Writeline “===========================================”
Set colGroups = GetObject(“WinNT://” & strComputer & “”)
colGroups.Filter = Array(“group”)
For Each objGroup In colGroups
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Group              : ” & objGroup.Name
For Each objUser in objGroup.Members
objTextFileW.WriteLine “User               : ” & objUser.Name
objTextFileW.WriteLine “== List all services ==”
set objsvc = GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}\” & strComputer & “rootcimv2”).ExecQuery (“SELECT * FROM Win32_Service”)
for each svc in objsvc
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Service            : ” & svc.displayname
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Current Status     : ” & svc.state
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Startus Type       : ” & svc.startmode
objTextFileW.WriteLine “Run Server As      : ” & svc.startname

3 thoughts on “Information Gathering on My Own Servers

  1. Cool script but on my end the output is blank for Service Tag.
    I also have another problem. For some reason every server reports the same tag info. When I launch the support website I have a static service tag and that infomation keeps coming up over and over into the script.. All attempts to clear the browser cache fails.. any ideas?

  2. I ran in to issues like this also. The main issue I ran in to was we have multiple domains and there isn’t a single login that works on all domains (by design). I ended up using LanSweeper ( I was able to give the application multiple logins to try. It was able to pull all the info I needed plus some. You can make custom reports or use their built in reports. What is even better is that since it is database driven, I can run reports and queries from other tools.

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