BigFix Retrieved Properties List

The BSD respects the privacy of faculty, staff, and students; BigFix does not collect any personal data (email, calendar events, contacts, personal files, etc.) from computers.

Properties in red are essential to the basic functioning of the BigFix service at BSD, 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.

Hardware

Property

Information Retrieved

BIOS The vendor, version and/or date of computer’s BIOS.
Computer Model Computer model name as provided by the vendor; also indicates whether 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 computer’s central processor.
Free Space on System Drive The size of and amount of free space available on 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 computer’s fixed physical and logical drives.
RAM The amount of RAM (random access memory) installed in computer.
Serial Number Computer 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 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 computer was last started.
LM Compatibility Level The level of security required for authentication between computer and a remote computer.
OS The version of the operating system installed on computer.
OS and Service Pack The version of Windows installed on computer, including its Service Pack level.
OS Language The localized version of Windows installed on computer.
Registered Owner The name entered as “Owner” when 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 computer, in what mode it is running, and if running on a schedule, the day and time at which the service checks for updates.
Security Configuration for Encryption Checks if computer is encrypted using Bitlocker for Windows or File Vault for MAC.
Security Configuration Checks if computer meets BSD minimum security standards for endpoints.

 

Network

Property

Information Retrieved

Active Directory Path Computer’s Windows Active Directory domain (UCAD. BSDAD etc.).
Computer Description The value entered in computer “Computer Description” field.
Computer Name 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 Computer’s local computer name or registered host name followed by its current IP (Internet) domain as assigned by the Internet Service Provider.
Domain/Workgroup The Windows NT domain or workgroup to computer belongs (if any).
IP Addresses Computer’s current IP (Internet) addresses as assigned by the Internet Service Provider.
MAC Addresses The hardware addresses of computer’s network interface cards.

 

BigFix Client

Property

Information Retrieved

BES Client Version The version number of the BigFix client installed on computer.
BES Console Version The version number of the BigFix console (if any) installed on computer.
BES Relay Version The version number of the BigFix relay service (if any) installed on computer.
BigFix Relay Selection Method Indicates the selection method (“automatic” or “manual”) BigFix client will use in order to locate BigFix relays.
BigFix Relay Service Installed Indicates whether 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 computer.
Client Settings The list of all BigFix client settings on computer.
Distance to BES Relay The distance in terms of “network hops” (that is, the number of routers traversed) between computer and the BigFix relay that it is currently using.
Last Report Time The time at which the BigFix client on computer last communicated with the BigFix server.
Locked Indicates whether 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 computer will expire.
Relay The DNS name of the BigFix relay client is currently using.
Subscription Time The time and date when the BigFix client on computer first communicated with the BigFix server.
BSDU Group The BSD BigFix management group to which computer is assigned. This property, along with “SU Subgroup,” determines who will have management rights for computer.
BSDU Subgroup The BSD BigFix management subgroup to which computer is assigned. This property, along with “SU Group,” determines who will have management rights for computer.