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Jul 30, 2002, 02:38 PM
 
Is this an Applescript question? What section should I have posted it in?

Apple System Profiler has all the information I need. More than I need in fact. I just want the serial number, Mac type, HD size and MacOs installed. I would like to gather this information remotely - from a server say, and run comparison checks occasionally. Almost a way of taking inventory, but I will have to do a physical check anyway so it's more a case of recording all the vital information without having to do so manually. It would make a lot of sense to have a way of "bringing" this information together. Wouldn't it?

Is this a job for AppleScript (Macs will be running 8.6 or 9.2) or is there a utility written specifically for this task?

Or am I asking the impossible?

Any suggestions?

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Tony Eastwood
     
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Jul 30, 2002, 02:40 PM
 
PS There are 400 Macs to deal with, so this isn't a whimsical project.

Juat so you know.
     
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Jul 30, 2002, 03:25 PM
 
This script will gather some of the required data, and paste it into AppleWorks:

tell application "Apple System Profiler" of machine "eppc://(IP address concealed)"
set A to {serial number, model name, system version}
end tell
tell application "AppleWorks 6"
activate
set the clipboard to item 1 of A
paste
select cell ((index of selection) + 1) of document 1
set the clipboard to item 2 of A
paste
select cell ((index of selection) + 1) of document 1
set the clipboard to item 3 of A
paste
end tell

Apple System Profiler must be running on the target machine first, and program linking must be enabled.

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<small>[ 07-30-2002, 02:27 PM: Message edited by: AppleScript ]</small>
     
   
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