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We need to get Office install numbers and compare them to license counts in order to ensure compliance. What tools are there for querying software installations on the network?

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  • We have used OCS Inventory in the past with good success.

  • Additionally, Tracmor looks interesting as well, but perhaps for a slightly different need.

  • Lastly, Fusion Inventory looks like it might be helpful as well.

  • The one thing that we did not care for with SpiceWorks was the inclusion of all of the adds that appeared within the product and the large amounts e-mail that one receives from the company.

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Spiceworks will do this, and it's free and awesome.

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Thanks for this link. I'd seen this during my many, many research travails and I meant to go back to it. Your post has re-piqued my interest... –  GregD Nov 18 '10 at 15:12

Please check lansweeper. You can get it download from http://www.lansweeper.com/. This is great tool and let you know about all product installed in PC as well as network.

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Network Asset Manager is lightweight and free:

http://www.5dollartools.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4:network-asset-manager&catid=3:products&Itemid=5

It does not do automated scans (yet), but works well for cases where you have machines with non-domain joined (i.e. different credentials) to get admin.

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