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Windows 7: Analyze HDDs Network Wide

27 Jun 2011   #1
Devux

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Analyze HDDs Network Wide

Alright, so I am looking for a utility that will analyze HDDs of client computers on a Windows Network. I've looked around and seen utilities that will defrag any number of computers on a network, but really I don't want that as they require an agent to be installed, and I don't want to install anything else on the client computers, they are full to bursting. Anyway...
So just a utility or program that would analyze the disk of each client computer, and generate some sort of report or list of client computers in need of a defrag that I would preform during off hours, or schedule to run late at night. Anything like that exist?


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27 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Wouldn't it be easier just to use task scheduler to ensure the computers run their own maintenance cycle I mean you could create 1 task and then just import / export to all the systems on the network.

How many machines are we talking about here?
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27 Jun 2011   #3
Devux

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
How many machines are we talking about here?
70-ish.
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27 Jun 2011   #4
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Just how would you do that without an agent being involved since Windows 7 does not have this built in?
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27 Jun 2011   #5
Maguscreed

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yeah I know of some software that will allow you to get folder/filesize / freespace reports
but nothing that will simultaneously analyze fragmentation on 70 machines.
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27 Jun 2011   #6
Devux

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Just how would you do that without an agent being involved since Windows 7 does not have this built in?
You can get loads of information through SNMP, I was just wondering if you could get fragmentation analysis through any kind of program or utility. Not a big thing, I was just trying to make a list of what computers to hit first, which ones were in need of the most help.
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