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How to do a System review

by avi.arditi@johnsonsmme. In reply to How to do a System review

<p>HI all, </p>
<p>My dear bosses, with a little warning, want me to create a template for System review. - Hardware and Software. As I have never done something like that if you have any tools, spreadsheets, ideas or anything that can help me that will be great. Thanks </p>

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How to do a System review

by Aaron A Baker In reply to How to do a System review

<div>If you're going to create one on your own, may I suggest the following.</div>
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<div>a- Start by writing down what all the machines and units are.</div>
<div>     i.e. Make, Serial number etc.</div>
<div>     EX; Unit 1 DELL Dimension 1100 " I would suggest a Belarc Report for this aspect"</div>
<div>            Os Windows XPPro   Serial No. XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX</div>
<div>                  MS Office 2003  Serial No. "                         "                            "                "</div>
<div>                  MS Excel  2003  Serial No, you get the idea </div>
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<div>b- Make a Complete list of What OS System and Serial Numbers is in which unit and keep this separate.</div>
<div>    Keep all of your Licenses on this same list.</div>
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<div>c-Make list a of all Passwords [These and the Licenses should be backed up and kept in two different places.]</div>
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<div>d-Then Make a complete list of all the programs that are in the CPs.</div>
<div>    Ideally and "Theoretically" , they should all contain just about the same programs.</div>
<div>    So there should be too much deviation as time moves along and you have to make certain changes.</div>
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<div>I recognize that this is extremely basic however it's a start.</div>
<div>Once you get going on this, things will begin to come together as the needs become self evident. </div>
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<div>This shouldn't have to be a huge database to begin with. </div>
<div>It should only contain the pertinent information on each Computer, </div>
<div>Operating System and Serial Numbers, Programs and Users.</div>
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<div>Once done, any unit assigned to an employee should have to be signed out by the employee.</div>
<div>This too would become a matter of record.</div>
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<div>Based on your corporate setup, only you, will be able to define what is and what is not appropriate in terms of your Data base. </div>
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<div>I'm sorry if this seems skimpy, but it's the best I can do at the moment.</div>
<div>Hope, "If nothing else" that this will have given you <u>some</u> ideas.</div>
<div>Regards</div>
<div>Aaron</div>
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<div>The important part is to remember that this is to be a tracking and records keeping Database.</div>
<div>Not Accounting . </div>
<div>Therefore there would be no need for a plethora of over-information.</div>
<div>There are a few programs out there that would facilitate your setup, such as Belarc Advisor.</div>
<div>To keep track of all your CDs, I would use Advanced Fie Organizer. Record everything that is on a CD and makes a record.</div>
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<div>The trick will be to keep it as Simple as possible while being succinct and complete.</div>
<div>Good Luck  </div>
<div>Regards</div>
<div>Aaron</div>
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