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By LadyIguana ·
I recently got promoted to Network Administrator only to find that no records have been kept on ANYTHING! I am in the process of verifying the validity of our licenses and wondered if anyone had some advice or how-to's.

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Software license tracking

by Iyengar In reply to Software license tracking ...

I am having to learn the hard way that each and everything you do needs to be DOCUMENTED and that too in a format that everyone else can EASILY understand. Apart from this, the documents and procedures mentioned thereof need to be thoroughly tested before it is presented to anyone since Murphy's law applies to all known entities be it they are just documents.

For starters you could refer to the tracking database that is available on techrepublic as a free download.

best of luck

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Considered a s/w inventory product?

by toddl_tlc In reply to Software license tracking ...

AssetMetrix is a hosted PC inventory solution that instantly audits all software and hardware (MS-Windows environment - servers, desktops, notebooks & PocketPC). AssetMetrix can help you achieve software license compliance and time/costs of O/S migrations (e.g. NT4 to XP).

Lots of reports, especially wrt O/S and Office Suite licenses and it's inexpensive too.

Check them out at www.assetmetrix.com

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