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Report to tell when the last time a laptop was undocked

Created: 09 Oct 2013 | 3 comments

I got kind of a weird request today, is there a way in Altiris to tell when a machine has been undocked, we have a ton of laptop users who leave their laptop at their desk at night and the chairman wants to know if there is a way to tell the last time the machine has been taken home so all I could think was to see when the last time it had been undocked, any suggestions???

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HighTower's picture

I don't know about undocking but how about IP address history?

md investigate's picture

Hi,

maybe start in registry here: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\IDConfigDB\CurrentDockInfo\DockingState

A state of 2 is "docked".

With the help of a custom inventory you will get information and then you can have a report on this data.

 

Regards

ericg2's picture

If you want to know when a user last opened his laptop at home then you can work with inventory but if you want to know if a laptop was shutted down then brought home and the next day docked then fired up you are fighting a loosing battle, no inventory will be able to tell you that since the laptop is shutted down.

In the second scenario the only not so perfect solution would be to use out of band technologies to detect that the laptop is still on it's docking station at night.