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.
מאת: k12osn-bounces 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, so
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 notepad
and inventory it myself ;-) Thanks for your thoughts.
Bolivar R-1 Schools
lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us
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