The DameWare NT Utilities Properties View is implemented as an MDI child window with tabular selection of eight major categories of properties information for the selected NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows7 machine. Batch Processing can be initiated from one client machine to any machine available in the Network Browser. The Machine Properties view displays the various Properties information in the upper portion of the view and displays the machines included in the Batch Processing in the lower portion of the view. This lower portion of the Machine Properties view works like a queue manager of the target machines. Machines can be added to the Batch Processing using drag and drop from the Network Browser. The machines added to the Batch Processing are saved so that each time you load the Machine Properties view, the machines will be listed.
Each of the following categories and sub-categories may also be printed for the selected machine.
Displays time information including Current Local Time, Current
Remote Time, Remote to Local Time, Start Time, Time Variance, Time
Zone, Up Time and Zone Difference.
Displays version information including CSD Version, Current
Build Number, Current Type, Current Version, Install Date, Path
Name, Plus! Version Number, Product ID, Product Type, Registered
Organization, Registered Owner, Software Type, Source Path and
Displays system information including Identifier, Bios Version,
Bios Date, CPU Identifier, CPU Vendor Identifier, CPU MHz, HAL and
Physical Memory. Also displays WMI information about (Bios) Bios
Manufacturer, (Bios) Bios Version, (Bios) SMBios Version, (Bios)
Serial Number, (Computer System) Manufacturer, (Computer System)
Model, (Computer System) System Type, (Computer System), (System
Enclosure) Manufacturer, (System Enclosure) Asset Tag, however,
this information can only be displayed provided is has been
populated by the hardware manufacturer.
However, there are some known issues with retrieving WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) information from remote machines running Windows XP SP2 with the Windows Firewall enabled, and simply opening the standard File & Printer Sharing Ports is not enough to resolve this behavior. See Windows XP & Service Pack 2 Topic below for additional information.
Displays display information
including Adapter String, Bios Date, Bios String, Bios Version,
Chip Type, DAC Type, Driver, Driver Company, Driver Description,
Driver Product, Driver Version, Memory Size, Refresh Frequency and
Displays IRQ, Device, Bus and Type
Displays Address, Device, Bus and Type
Displays Channel, Port, Device, Bus and
Displays Address, Device, Bus and Type
Displays all environment variables currently defined including
ComSpec, NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS, OS, Os2LibPath, Path,
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE, PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER, PROCESSOR_LEVEL,
PROCESSOR_REVISION and windir.
Displays general information including Comment, Domain or Workgroup, *Hidden, Lan Root, *Legal Notice Caption, *Legal Notice Text, Logged On Users, Max Users, Network Version, Platform ID, User, User Logon Domain, User Logon Server, User Path and User Per License.
*See Batch Processing
Displays Transport, Address, VC's, Wan and
Displays settings information including 512 Byte
Max Transfer, Buffer Deny Write Files, Buffer Pipes, Buffer Read
Only Files, Cache Time Out, Character Buffer Size, Character Wait,
Character Time, Datagram Reset Frequency, Dormant File Limit, Force
Core Creation, Illegal Datagrams, Keep Connection, Lock Increment,
Lock Quota, Log Election Packets, Mailslot Buffers, Maximum
Collection Count, Maximum Commands, Maximum Locks, Maximum Pipes,
Maximum Threads, Pipe Increment, Read Ahead Throughput, Server
Announce Buffers, Session Time Out, Use Close Behind, Use
Encryption, Use Lock, Read, Unlock, Use Opportunistic Locking, Use
Raw Read, Use Raw Write, Use Unlock Behind and Use Write Raw
Displays statistics information including Bytes
Transmitted, Cache Read Bytes Requested, Cache Write Bytes
Requested, Character Wait, Core Connects, Current Commands, Failed
Completion Operations, Failed Sessions, Failed Use Count, Hung
Sessions, Initially Failed Operations, Large Read SMBs, Large Write
SMBs, LM 2.0 Connects, LM 2.x Connects, Network Errors, Network
Read Bytes Requested, Non Paged Write Bytes Requested, Paged Read
Bytes Requested, Paged Write Bytes Requested, Random Read
Operations, Read SMB's, Reconnects, Server Average Response Time,
Server Big Buffers Needed, Server Bytes Received, Server Bytes
Sent, Server Device Opens, Server Disconnects, Server File Opens,
Server Jobs Queued, Server Password Errors, Server Permission
Errors, Server Request Buffers Needed, Server Sessions Open, Server
Sessions Errored Out, Server Sessions Timed Out, Server System
Errors, Sessions, Small Read SMBs, Small Write SMBs, SMBs Received,
SMBs Transmitted, Use Count, Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows7 Connects, Write Operations and
Displays Hotfixes, Valid, Installed, Installed By, Installed On, Description and Comments.
The following options are available from the mini-toolbar located at the bottom of the Machine Properties view.
Selected item Properties.
Batch Processing - When selected, displays the Batch Processing dialog window. The total number of selected machines included in this Batch Properties Update is displayed at the top of the window. Two properties may be selected for Batch change - Machine Visibility and Legal Notice. Once a Batch has been submitted, the machine icons of the machines in the list will change according to the status of the task schedule submitted to the individual machine(s). Note: See the table below for an explanation of the status.
Abort Batch Processing
Refresh the current view.
Stops the current view action.
The following status codes and descriptions are available within the lower pane of the Machine Properties view.
None No Batch has been performed.
Complete Okay status
Error The Batch item failed. Refer to the error field displayed in the lower portion of the Machine Properties view window.
Pending The Batch item is in the queue to be scheduled on this machine.
Active The Batch item is in progress on this machine.
The following list further explains some of the Time fields.
Current Local Time This is the actual time of the local machine.
Current Remote Time This time is the actual time on the remote machine.
Zone Difference The difference between the time zones on the remote machine and the local machine is calculated here.
Start Time This is the last recorded start time of the remote system.
Up Time This is the time in days, hours, minutes and seconds that the system has been running. The counter will be reset after 49.7 days or 4294967295 milliseconds. Due to this limitation, DNTU has an option for using the Event Log for this calculation. Starting with NT Service Pack 4, Microsoft included a ’r;heartbeat’ in the event log that can aid in this calculation. However, if the event log is cleared, no such calculation is possible. Either of these options will calculate the same results, however, there is no guarantee of accuracy. Keep in mind that using the Event Log can be time consuming, especially with very large logs.
Remote to Local Time This time is converted from the remote time to the local time for the time zone of the local machine. Note: This time is not the actual time of the local machine.
Time Variance The calculated time difference between the remote machine and the local machine.
Note: The Current Remote Time and Current Local Time may be the same if both the remote and local machines are in the same time zone.