[K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Tue Dec 18 23:09:16 UTC 2007

Ok I appreciate everyone's opinion on this, and actually after I did
more reading I'm thinking OCS is the way to go. I'm unsure when I'll get
it up and running but I'll report back how it goes. If the client
install pushed down through the network doesn't cause any issues I may
just get an inventory going then show the Coordinator. He impresses
better with results then talk.

And completely off topic from my question - The other Tech Specialist
and I are listening in on a MORE.Net webinar about Linux Desktops in
Education, and he is actually going to try installing a distro to see
what it is like ;-) By the way this guy is (was I guess) very
MicroCentric, so this may really turn the school around. This was
brought on because he had a demo thin client from HP with the embedded
Linux, liked it, purchased a lot with Windows CE (don't ask me why) and
was so annoyed with performance he spent a whole day flashing them all
to the Linux. 

For those of you interested or living in MO, here is the link.

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, and
buried 20 feet under the ground in a secret location... and I'm not even
too sure about that one"  

        --Dennis Hughes, FBI

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Barry Cisna
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2007 5:44 PM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT Computer Hardware/Software Inventory


We have been using OCSInventory-NG for about two years now. One peice of
software that saves LOTS of leg work! As others mentioned here works
as slick on Winders as it does on linux. You can also push out software
individual Pc's with it as well. Works tons better than doing installs
MS software installer blah blah stuff via AD.Shows all installed
right down to the bios version on each box. It's ALL accurate too!The
latest client version works like a champ on Winders Vista too( If you
saddled with this misfortune as we are:-).
Give it a spin, You'll be up and running with it in about an hour once
get it all downloaded to a linux server.

Take Care,

Barry Cisna

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