2.6. Viewing System Properties
You want to view the system properties of a server. These properties include operating system version, system manufacturer and model, processors, memory, and logon domain to name a few.
Using a graphical user interface
From the Start menu, select All Programs (or Programs on Windows 2000) → Accessories → System Tools → System Information.
You can also get some system information by going to Start → Run. Type
WinVer and click OK.
If you want to view the installed hardware on a machine, go to
Start → Run. Type
devmgmt.msc and click
Using a command-line interface
There are numerous ways to get system information from the
command line. You can run the new Windows Server 2003 utility,
systeminfo.exe against Windows
2000, Windows XP, or other Windows Server 2003 systems. Use the
/s option to run the command
against a remote server as in this example:
> systeminfo /s
The srvinfo.exe utility, which is available in the Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Resource Kits, can also retrieve system information remotely. It displays a list of installed services, service packs, and hotfixes.
> srvinfo \\
Lastly, the Sysinternals psinfo.exe tool retrieves similar
information for a local or remote system. The tool has options for
viewing hotfixes (
-s option), and disk
> psinfo -h -s -d \\
' This code prints system information similar to the systeminfo ...