How can I find remotely the NVIDIA graphics drivers version installed on a set of Windows XP clients?
There's a registry key you can query to find out the version. Check the version value under:
It will be in the format of 188.8.131.5207 where the last bit (bolded) is the interesting part. Convert that to 191.07 and you have you driver version number.
I'll leave it up to you to write the script to retrieve this from all machines since that's not something I'm familiar with.
Assuming the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer listed by Pär Björklund is correct (I can't check, I'm an ATI guy ;-) ), that would be:
And add a
The most reliable way to find the driver's version needs remote desktop:
Right-click on the desktop, choose NVIDIA Control Panel, then on the menu Help / System Information.
You can try to use Remote System Information.
This shareware allows you to get system information on computers from a domain, or direct name or ip. It also contains information on driver versions, as well as on other programs.
I tried only shortly on my own computer, I don't know how it works with permissions over the network.
It seems to require that guest account is activated on remote computers, from what I understand of their readme.
protected by nhinkle♦ Nov 2 '11 at 22:42
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