Inventory Scanning/Reporting software

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by John Doe, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I'm getting tired of tracking hardware inventory of computres by hand and
    entering the data in to an Excel spreadsheet. I'm looking for a
    recomendation for a good tool for a network of about 60 machines. Something
    that will scan the systems on our network and report info about the
    Processor, Memory, HD, OS, Applications installed, Dell Service Tag, etc.
    All the systems are either Windows XP Pro or Windows 2003 Advance Server.

    John Doe, Jul 2, 2006
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  2. Try "Steel Inventory".
    It is a freeware. In my opinion is absolutely awesome....
    I got it from
    It allows you to scan subnets and get hardware, software inventory as well
    as keep tracking on the changes....Reports can be created as well....
    I started to use it a month ago.....Love it!
    Alex Cherbina, Jul 13, 2006
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  3. John Doe

    Chriske911 Guest

    I'm getting tired of tracking hardware inventory of computres by hand
    depending on your skills you could cook something up your self

    also bginfo can be used to gather data
    you could direct the output to a share on the network in a CSV format
    and then build something that gives you an overview of all data found

    AIDA32 does not exist anymore officially but it can still be found
    there was an enterprise edition

    a bat file is also possible
    much can be discovered with simple dos commands
    then again, direct the output to a central folder using the name of the
    workstation as a file name

    there are a dozen of programs that can be used
    and most of them are freeware
    almost all of them can be scripted to do an automated discovery

    WMI is another way of getting every piece of info from a node, does
    require a lot of scripting knowledge
    SMS is a way if you have deep pockets
    Dameware is another commercial application
    also Intuit TrackIT

    if you google yourself for "network discovery hardware" you will find
    hundreds more

    but the ones I have mentioned are the ones I have used myself with good

    Chriske911, Jul 13, 2006
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