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Capture GUID's on a Command Line or Batch File

Created: 06 Aug 2013 | 4 comments

Is there a good way to capture the GUID's of a machine, export it to a file so I can read it for specific GUID's?

All the tools and utility programs I can find only do it interactively.  Pop up a window to select the device.  I need to write a script to report back on specific GUID's on our network.

 

Thanks,

Lou

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md investigate's picture

Hi,

which products you want to get reported back?

For CMS 7.x the guid of a client is written down in registry and can so be read out with script (reg query).

But all the guids are also in the database and can be exported with the help of a report.

Honestly, I don't really understand your need.

Regards

Lou Lafond's picture

I'm actually looking for the GUID for a paritcular USB device.

We will be applying a policy to block all UnAuthorized USB devices and we need to find the GUID's of the ones we want to allow.

I was trying to write a script that would display all USB GUID's to a file, read it to find a particular device and report it back to a folder on the server.

If I can query a CMS 7.x Database of all the GUID's, that would be a LOT Better!

How do I do that?

Thanks,

Lou

Thanks,

Lou

Lou Lafond's picture

MD Investigate,

 

Any Ideas?

How do I access the Altiris Database of the GUID's ?

 

Thanks,

Lou

md investigate's picture

Hi,

with the help of which software you want to block the unwanted usb devices?

Many software which do this is able to have a monitoring option to get an overview how many and which usb-devices you have and to create easier a black- / whitelist.

With the help of altiris it's a strange thing. First we need the information get collected on every client, as far as I know the information about any plugged device is also hold in the registry. So we need a custom inventory (with custom dataclass etc) and let it run and then we can have a report on this.

For custom inventory start here: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44075

Regards