Uniquely identify a windows server using just SMB/NetBIOS..

ronnie sahlberg ronniesahlberg at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 01:24:36 GMT 2007

If it is a member of AD you can do a negotiateprotocol and look at the
SPN returned from it.

On Nov 8, 2007 12:07 PM, Jeffrey Morris <jmorris at kazeon.com> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I'm trying to determine a way to uniquely identify a windows server,
> using only SMB/NetBIOS. I don't want to install an agent on the
> server, so
> I'm limited to just the information that can be gleaned via SMB/
> NetBIOS. (Yes, SNMP would be a nice method as well, but that also
> (usually)
> requires some installation and setup on the client.)
> My current thinking is that using the NetBIOS Name + Workgroup/Domain
> should be unique almost all of the time, except only under
> extreme circumstances. (Adding in the MAC address might be helpful,
> also, if it is available, but if a server has multiple NICs and is
> advertising
> the same name on all of them.... ) (A quick example of a multi-NIC
> machine would be a laptop with active wired and wireless NICs. )
> Perhaps there is something in the "registry" that I could use
> smbclient to retrieve???
> Any thoughts or suggestions?
> Thanks!
> Jeffrey Morris

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