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    How to do a System review

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    by avi.arditi ·

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      How to do a System review

      by avi.arditi ·

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      HI all,

      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

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        How to do a System review

        by aaron a baker ·

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