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Remote System Information Access On Xp Home

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#1 skanders


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

Good Day All:

Quick question for fellow tech pros at bleeping computer forums, esp. XP Home and Pro. Have been able to solve most nearly all and any problems with XP Home and Pro, and have referenced and used many posts on this fourm to root cause and solve myriad XP Home and Pro issues. Thanks so much for all the tech pros sharing their hard earned expertise on this forum. Much appreciated. This is first time posting and just created user for that purpose to pose a question needing a solution for quite awhile:

Question: Has anyone on this fourm figured out a way to enable remote system information access between XP Home systems, or between XP Pro to XP Home systems? With XP Pro, no problem as long as User name and passwords between systems are synched and set as computer administrators. Let's leave firewall issues aside and assume firewall is turned off and that all systems are at SP2 and fully updated. Understand how to fully manipulate DCOM, WMI, and RPC settings, etc in registry and have not as yet figured out how to open access to viewing remote system information for XP Home systems. If anyone here has resolved this or can provide some targeted info to resolve, would be much appreciated.

Thanks Much and Sincere Regards, Skanders

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.



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#3 skanders

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 03:07 AM

Hi Hamluis:

Should have perhaps been a bit more clear. Issue is not remote system access, know all about products below, even know how to seamlessly convert XP Home to XP Pro, including all remote desktop and NetMeeting RDS functionality, even gpedit, remote registry, etc, etc, etc. Converted system looks, feels and performs as a true XP Pro system, even with full file and folder permissions and Security tab, etc, etc, etc. However, the only thing that is still a bugaboo is when you go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information and open up this system tool, and then use the View menu item to connect and view and manage System Information for a remote XP Home system, either from another XP Home system or XP Pro system, you still have access denial problems. Try this out and see for your self. Now, with native XP Pro this is not a probem with SP2 or SP3 conditions and computer administrator user accounts synchronized as per original post. However, even when you complete a seamless conversion of an XP Home to XP Pro system, this functionality is still not turned on. Have combed the registry, DCOM, RPC and WMI and must be missing something to enable this function for XP Home systems so one can remotely View the System Information for any XP Home system, or a converted XP Home to XP Pro system. Am able to utilize Local Security Policy and Global Security Policy Tools as well to implement, just need some guidance if anyone on this forum has some clues, or better yet, has successfully resolved this issue. Put the challenge out to the best on this forum to surface and provide either solution or at least targeted guidance on this issue to final resolution.

Thanks So Much and Sincere Regards, Skanders

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 02:26 PM

C:\WINDOWS\system32>systeminfo.exe /?

SYSTEMINFO [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] [/FO format] [/NH]

This command line tool enables an administrator to query for basic
system configuration information.

Parameter List:
/S system Specifies the remote system to connect to.

/U [domain\]user Specifies the user context under which
the command should execute.

/P [password] Specifies the password for the given
user context. Prompts for input if omitted.

/FO format Specifies the format in which the output
is to be displayed.
Valid values: "TABLE", "LIST", "CSV".

/NH Specifies that the "Column Header" should
not be displayed in the output.
Valid only for "TABLE" and "CSV" formats.

/? Displays this help/usage.

SYSTEMINFO /S system /U user
SYSTEMINFO /S system /U domain\user /P password /FO TABLE


Have a read there.

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