Hello, I was wondering if the K100 can generate a report that shows how long a laptop has been docked in a docking station? We’re trying to determine if users are even taking their laptops home

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The only way you'd really be able to do this would be through custom inventory. There are a few different WMI queries that you could try but most docking stations don't trigger those anymore, since they are basically just passthrough port replicators now. You'll just have to determine what, if anything, is different about the system when it is on the dock vs off (such as connected devices, perhaps monitors) and have a custom inventory item that checks for those. You'll probably also need to store that info in a file so it has something to compare it to and have it store the date/time it changed.

Answered 04/24/2014 by: BHC-Austin
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If you have assest history enabled you should be able to see under asset history of when the hardware changes.




Answered 04/24/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • There's nothing in kace that reports when a laptop is docked or undocked
    • You can look for the mac to change from the laptop to the dock and visa vesa. Added screen shots to original answer
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Off the top of my head run an offline script that querys the IP address every hour or so. Export the results to .txt file. If the IP address changes to something not on your network I would say they are taking it. 

@echo off

echo %date% %time% >> C:\temp\ip.txt

ipconfig |find "IPv4" >> C:\temp\ip.txt


In this case write a custom inventory rule for C:\temp\ip.txt

ShellCommandTextReturn(cmd.exe /c type C:\temp\ip.txt)

Answered 04/24/2014 by: dugullett
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  • ip changes also show under history
    04/24/2014 11:24:47 'IP' changed from '' to ''. Reported by Agent
    • Based on inventory. It depends on if the machines can inventory off of the network. In our case we don't. That's why I suggested the offline script. Plus depending on your check in time you can get a lot more granular on the schedule for the script.
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