An efficient mechanism for collecting ANY Systems Management information in a Microsoft** Windows** 2000 network
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Provided is an efficient mechanism for collecting ANY Systems Management information in a Windows 2000 network . There are COM/DCOM interfaces available to issue Windows Query language (WQL) requests. But going to each machine in a domain and issuing a query individually is extremely time-consuming, with the possibility of many of them giving NULL responses. This method uses efficient broadcast facilities, in the form of mailslots, built into Windows 2000 to send the request to all machines. The client can be any program which can issue messages to a well-known mailbox.