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    8 comments  ·  SDA (K2000) » New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    4 comments  ·  SMA (K1000) » UX  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  SMA (K1000) » Appliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Ken Galvin responded

    Thank you for your suggestion. This has been added to the feature request list. We encourage others to vote as we use this input for prioritizing our release plans.

    Paul Kochie commented  · 

    You can find it on the K2000 why not the K1000?

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    0 comments  ·  SDA (K2000) » New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    0 comments  ·  SMA (K1000) » Managed Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  SDA (K2000) » Feature Enhancements  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Paul Kochie commented  · 

    It would also be nice to see the IP Address in the list. Or better still have the ability to customize the columns that you see.

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    1 comment  ·  SMA (K1000) » Asset Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Paul Kochie commented  · 

    I can help the Serial number...
    I use a GPO and run a couple startup scripts to set the description on the computer, and in Active Directory.
    My Description looks like this:
    (SERIAL# - Dell Inc. OptiPlex 9020)
    Not all MFGs store the serial number so that it can be retrieved via WMI in that case you get NONE
    VMs also don't have serial numbers.
    (None - VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform)
    -----------
    SetPcDescription.vbs
    -----------
    strComputer = "."
    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:"& "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    Set colSettings = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem")

    For Each objComputer in colSettings
    sysmodel = Trim(objComputer.Model)
    next

    For Each objComputer in colSettings
    sysmfg = Trim(objComputer.Manufacturer)
    next

    Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
    For Each objSMBIOS in objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure")
    strSerialNumber = "" & Trim(objSMBIOS.SerialNumber)
    Next

    Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
    Set objRegistry = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
    strKeyPath = "System\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters"
    strValueName = "srvcomment"
    strDescription = "("&strSerialNumber&" - "&sysmfg&" "&sysmodel&")"
    objRegistry.SetStringValue HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, strKeyPath, strValueName, strDescription

    -----------
    SetADDescription.vbs
    -----------
    Set objWMI = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")

    ' Get service tag and computer manufacturer
    For Each objSMBIOS in objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure")
    serviceTag = replace(objSMBIOS.SerialNumber, ",", ".")
    manufacturer = trim(replace(objSMBIOS.Manufacturer, ",", "."))
    Next

    ' Get computer model
    For Each objComputer in objWMI.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem")
    model = trim(replace(objComputer.Model, ",", "."))
    Next

    ' Get computer object in AD
    Set objSysInfo = CreateObject("ADSystemInfo")
    Set objComputer = GetObject("LDAP://" & objSysInfo.ComputerName)

    ' Build up description field data and save into computer object if different from current description
    ' We also do not update computers with a description that starts with an underscore (_)
    newDescription = "(" & serviceTag & " – " & manufacturer & " " & model & ")"
    if not objComputer.Description = newDescription and not left(objComputer.Description,1) = "_" then
    objComputer.Description = newDescription
    objComputer.SetInfo
    end if

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    under review  ·  28 comments  ·  SDA (K2000) » New Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Paul Kochie commented  · 

    The only thing I'd like my "ReadOnly Admin" users to be able to do is capture User States.

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