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#1 SysTech Guy

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

Does the net view command show machines that are live on the network.

I am putting together a vbscript inventory tool for a client that is too cheap to purchase one on their own.

What he wants is to see who and when a machine is connecting to his network and then get a list of IP, mac address and hostname on a spreadsheet.

This script will run every ten minutes or so so he can have a live view of machines that are currently on the network.

When running 'net view' by itself, is that a live view of all machines on a network?

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:56 PM

net view displays a list of all computers found in the current domain (or workgroup)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:17 AM

First question, I have is how many computers are on this network? A Net view can take a very long time depending on the size of network.

what other network devices are on this network as well?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 08:26 PM

I would say from 50 to 100 nodes on the network. 3 routers, one AP.

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