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    Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    Hi guys...scripting know nothing here...any ideas / sample scripts on how I might do this ? I am trying to audit my office installations without having to visit all the worksations. Environment is Windows 2000 pro and server, single domain. Office versions are 97, 2000, XP.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Colin.

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    What do you mean by audit??

    Generally speaking, you can use Cscript.exe and a VBScript file in a logon script to read file system and registry information and dump it to a text file on the network. (In the old days, it also was easy to zap it as e-mail, but tighter security makes that iffy.) Is that what you have in mind?

    I like VBScript in a Nutshell, which documents the nuts and bolts of VBScript and the Windows Script Host, which allows access to the registry and the command line. Great reference, but if you are looking for more of a tutorial, it would not be the best place to start.

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    Hi again.

    Thanks for the response.

    I mean count up the installs so I can acurately match them against the # licenses I have and make sure I'm not in trouble !! The installs have not been documented in the past and I would like to remedy that.

    So yes, I envision running a Script that creates a text file containing the version (s) of office that are installed and emails it to me with the worstation name as the the filename...something like that anyway.

    Colin.

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    It's hard to come up with a version-independent solution when I only have Office 2000 running on Windows 2000 at my desk. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Paste this into a text file with a .vbs extension and see what it tells you:

    Dim oShell
    Set oShell = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") 'Instantiate Windows Shell object
    On Error Resume Next 'Must add inline error checking
    MsgBox "'Application Name' = " & oShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" & _
    "SOFTWAREMicrosoftUser informationApplication Name"
    MsgBox "'ProgID for CLSID' = " & oShell.RegRead("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" & _
    "SOFTWAREClassesCLSID{4352D88A-78AA-9C2E-498C-0020AFC36E79}ProgID"
    Set oShell = Nothing

    These seemed to be the easiest places to find the full version name on my PC, but maybe there is a better way documented somewhere up at MS.

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    terrfic..thanks,

    now to get it to report from a remote machine ;o)...

    Colin.

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    I've been recently looking at what is readily available - a search on Google for "audit software" throws up a whole range of stuff ranging from $100 up.

    A couple of sites below, both offering free trials, may be of interest:

    PCProfile
    e-z audit

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    Re: Report Version of MS Office on remote machines

    dowloaded EZ Audit...

    slick program ...it's very well done and quite reasonable too !! This fits my needs exactly.

    Thanx VM
    Colin

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