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Desktop Inventory System?

By TechSerf ·
7000+ desktops in a large fibre WAN. Some are in NT domains, some are in an AD 2003.
Some are 9x clients, some are XP.

We have frequent adds, moves, and changes to the desktop locations, and models.

Has anyone used a braindead easy desktop inventory mgmt software suite/packagae/solution?

(doesn't have to be braindead easy, but something you really found to make your life easier!)


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by Joseph Moore In reply to Desktop Inventory System?

Myself I use Dameware NT Utilities:
It does have a Software export feature for all machines in a domain; the export is sent to a CSV (comma-delimited) file, that you can open in Excel.
It's easy. You select the domain, select the Workstations checkbox, select the Software checkbox, and click Export!

Now, I don't think this will work on Win9x machines; I have never tried it against them (since I don't have any in my environment). Against NT/2K/XP/2K3 it works like a champ!

hope this helps

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by Net Designer In reply to Desktop Inventory System?

We use OCS Inventory - it's easy to use and it's free, but gives only basics.
Link to site:

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by pgm554 In reply to Desktop Inventory System?

Novell Zenworks.

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by mdow In reply to Desktop Inventory System?

DNI (DESKI) Desktop Inventory, not only software but BOIS, Hardware, users, shares and many more bits of info. Easy to use and not that expensive..

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by Gooser12 In reply to Desktop Inventory System?

We use EMCO network Inventory

It allows for filtering out information - like hotfixes, etc that you don't need to know and allows you to do custom scans on peoples machines for registries or services or files. All you need to do is hook up to the network and run the scan with an administrative password in place and it does the rest.

Gives you installed programs, mappings, printers, program folders, computer properties, shared files, and any custom sccans you have set up.

Can check it out at

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