[K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory

Micha Silver Micha at arava.co.il
Sat Dec 15 12:01:25 UTC 2007

I use OCSInventory, and we don't need to "sit down at every
station". It installs from a logon script, (or set into an  AD group
policy) and then over time it starts collecting specs and software
for each workstation into a mysql database. You can then do
filtering by software. 
The software inventory part isn't that good: you have to filter by
software name (i.e "Office 2003 Professional"), then change the
software and filter again. It doesn't give any kind of automatic
summary of how many stations with each software package. But it's
certainly usable. You can also filter by queries like "RAM<512" etc.


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מאת: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com בשם Kemp, Levi
נשלח: ו 14/12/2007 18:43
אל: Support list for open source software in schools.
נושא: [K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory
At a tech meeting we had a few days ago my boss asked us to look
into a
solution to track our computers over the network. Both hardware and
software, so that we can be in compliance with licenses and see
where we
need to focus more. He didn't want to spend much if any thing on it,
I was hoping to get some suggestions from the group on any ideas for
handling this. I read some on OCS, but I'd like to avoid sitting
down at
every station. At that point I might as well walk around with a
and inventory it myself ;-) Thanks for your thoughts.

Levi Kemp
Technology Specialist
Bolivar R-1 Schools
lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us

"The only secure computer is one that's unplugged, locked in a safe,
buried 20 feet under the ground in a secret location... and I'm not
too sure about that one"  

        --Dennis Hughes, FBI

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