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We develop web apps which are tied to biztalk and usually require setup and web config updates on the client side. The problem that I'm seeing quite often is that our own testing/setup would be fine and dandy but when we try to deploy the setup to the client side we sometimes stumble upon weird issues.

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  1. I'm just wondering if there's some tools that I can use to check what hardware/special software that are installed on the client server/virtual server setup and produce a list of hardware/software.
  2. And also if there's something so powerful that I can use to clone a problematic environment so that we can reproduce the same error and fix it on our side.
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What OS? Tools would vary based on this. –  Journeyman Geek Jun 22 '12 at 7:13
    
Windows, mostly windows servers OS type. –  melaos Aug 13 '12 at 2:11

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Everest Ultimate Edition is a great tool for detailed hardware information on a system. If you just want to pull a software list you just need something to query the right reg keys (something like this will give you a nice list to manage, though the code is old, it is still probably easy to edit to get up to date if needed).

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You can use wmic - You can go into the wmic console with the wmic command and get full information with the os or computersystem command in wmic. wmic os also seems to work but the output is rather hard to read - There may be some way to neaten it up. You can also get hardware info with baseboard and other aliases.

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