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    PC Auditing Software

    I'm looking for a program that will audit the software on a networked PC(Windows 2000 OS), actually on many networked pc's. The program must be able to execute from a login script, or some other 'unattended' method. It must be able to export its findings to a delimited text file for import into a central database.

    THe program needs to examine .exe, .dll files, OS and IE levels and service pack level and report on the version numbers. It also has to be able to report on the Microsoft hot fixes that have been applied on the PC.

    The programs that I have found and tested seem use the 'control panel/ add remove programs' list as the basis of their software report. I need more detail than this.

    So far I've tried audit software from: Adminpal, Belack, e-z-audit, and engagent.

    Can anyone recommend some other audit programs to look at that provide more detailed analysis than these?

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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    Not sure what Belarc has for a corporate environment, but their advisor tool on an individual PC is pretty slick, and probably comes close to what you're asking for.
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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    Take a look at: AIDA32. I use it @work & @home. I think it will do most everything you want. Plus it is free.

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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    Check Auditwizard, it has some nice features which may also help with asset control.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    for the hotfixes check you can use MS baseline scurity analyser of even hfnetchk (which you'll find in the toc on the webpage.

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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    Just ran across this while surfing, fwiw MS Office Update Inventory Tool

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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    I use PC Info from http://www.mvpcinfo.com They have a evaluation version that won't work across a network but it is available for a couple of $$. I purchased the single licence for $25.00 US and I'm very happy with it.

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    Re: PC Auditing Software

    What about MS's System Management Server http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/evaluati...iew/default.asp ? Or is that too comprehensive (expensive) for your needs?

    PS Goodness me. M$ mentioning competitors software???? See http://www.microsoft.com/philippines/licen...e/tools/sit.htm
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