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BigFix Retrieved Properties List

Note that all of this information will be treated as confidential by those who have access to it.

Properties in red are essential to the basic functioning of the BigFix service at Stanford, and are retrieved from all participating computers. Other properties are not retrieved by default, but are available to local BigFix console operators who wish to retrieve them. For computers in the Students and Other BigFix management groups, only those properties in red will be retrieved.

Hardware

Property Information Retrieved
BIOS The vendor, version and/or date of your computer's BIOS.
Computer Model Your computer's model name as provided by the vendor; also indicates whether your computer is a "laptop," "workstation," or "server" (that is, running one of the server editions of Windows).
CPU The type (vendor/model) and speed of your computer's central processor.
Free Space on System Drive The size of and amount of free space available on your computer's boot volume (typically drive C).
Free and Total Space of Drives The size of and amount of free space available on all of your computer's fixed physical and logical drives.
RAM The amount of RAM (random access memory) installed in your computer.
Serial Number Your computer's serial number as provided by the vendor.

Operating system

Property Information Retrieved
Blank Password Check Checks for blank passwords for all local user accounts on your computer. Only the account names without associated passwords are retrieved; any of these accounts that are disabled or have administrator rights are labeled as such.
Boot Time of OS The date and time at which your computer was last started.
LM Compatibility Level The level of security required for authentication between your computer and a remote computer.
OS The version of the operating system installed on your computer.
OS and Service Pack The version of Windows installed on your computer, including its Service Pack level.
OS Language The localized version of Windows installed on your computer.
Registered Owner The name entered as "Owner" when your computer was first set up.
User Name The currently logged-on user's Windows account name.
Windows Automatic Update Indicates whether the Windows Automatic Update service is running on your computer, in what mode it is running, and if running on a schedule, the day and time at which the service checks for updates.

Network

Property Information Retrieved
Active Directory Path Your computer's location (if any) in a Windows Active Directory domain.
Computer Description The value entered in your computer's "Computer Description" field.
Computer Name Your computer's "computer" (or "NetBIOS") name as it appears in the System Properties control panel (Windows) or System Preferences Sharing preference pane (Mac).
DNS Name Your computer's local computer name or registered host name followed by its current IP (Internet) domain as assigned by your Internet Service Provider.
Domain/Workgroup The Windows NT domain or workgroup to which your PC belongs (if any).
IP Addresses Your computer's current IP (Internet) addresses as assigned by your Internet Service Provider.
MAC Addresses The hardware addresses of your computer's network interface cards.

BigFix client

Property Information Retrieved
BES Client Version The version number of the BigFix client installed on your computer.
BES Console Version The version number of the BigFix console (if any) installed on your computer.
BES Relay Version The version number of the BigFix relay service (if any) installed on your computer.
BigFix Relay Selection Method Indicates the selection method ("automatic" or "manual") your BigFix client will use in order to locate BigFix relays.
BigFix Relay Service Installed Indicates whether your computer has been configured by an administrator to function as a BigFix relay. This would never be done without your knowledge.
Client Administrators The list of BigFix administrators who can manage your computer.
Client Settings The list of all BigFix client settings on your computer.
Distance to BES Relay The distance in terms of "network hops" (that is, the number of routers traversed) between your computer and the BigFix relay that it is currently using.
Last Report Time The time at which the BigFix client on your computer last communicated with the BigFix server.
Locked Indicates whether your computer has been "locked," so that the BigFix server cannot take any actions on it.
Lock Expiration The time (if any) at which the "locked" status of your computer will expire.
Relay The DNS name of the BigFix relay your client is currently using.
Subscription Time The time and date when the BigFix client on your computer first communicated with the BigFix server.
SU Group The Stanford BigFix management group to which your computer is assigned. This property, along with "SU Subgroup," determines who will have management rights for your computer.
SU Subgroup The Stanford BigFix management subgroup to which your computer is assigned. This property, along with "SU Group," determines who will have management rights for your computer.

Stanford University information

Property Information Retrieved
Group Memberships Indicates which groups (if any) your computer is a member of, such as the "DCM Systems" group or the "Sustainable IT" group, by virtue of certain other properties, such as special management requirement or the presence of special software..
Notification Address Email address to use when notifying you of any changes to the BigFix service.
Stanford Property Indicates whether or not your computer is owned by Stanford University, and provides the Stanford University property tag number of your computer, if one has been recorded.
Sustainable IT Indicates whether your computer is a member of the Sustainable Stanford Power Management Program.
Last modified December 10, 2013