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I'm interested in network wide audit info, and after some recommendations:

  • OS (mainly windows; ideally server and workstation)
  • apps (for license tracking)
  • etc

Happy to consider free and commercial (although free covered here) - or even outsourced as a service. Any to love? to avoid?

A pretty wide network, so it would have to be used centrally; walking around with a memory stick is not an option. It is an AD domain, so GP (etc) based options should be OK.

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You could also check out Spiceworks, it's free and works pretty well.

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I make good use of spiceworks myself, it helps and can collect a lot of information. –  Shial Nov 9 '09 at 16:19
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I been trying to learn and use Splunk for log analyse (also for PCI auditing), I also use Whatsup Gold to monitor and sort of keep an inventory of all our equipment.

http;//splunk.com

http;//whatsupgold.com

Whatsup gold and splunk both install pretty easy on Windows Server environments. However i'm not sure what you would use for key/license management.

Good luck!

-Stephen

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