Properties View


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 System Root.


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 Setting.



Displays IRQ, Device, Bus and Type

I/O Port

Displays Address, Device, Bus and Type


Displays Channel, Port, Device, Bus and Type


Displays Address, Device, Bus and Type


Displays Devices


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 Quality.


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 Data.


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 Write SMBs.


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.


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.