PC inventory software is an outstanding tool if you want to audit your whole company PC or desktop. In the past, doing audit for PC or some use term network audit has been a painstaking task for you as network administrators.
Most of the time company always employ more IT force just to solve this issue. Some network administrators have to do extra time or working during the weekend just to finish the inventory for company PC.
This is because you do it manually by sitting in front of each PC and record all the detail that you need. Some time you may need to wait user finish his/her task before you can sit on her chair. After collected all the data, you have to make a report about the result.
Well, you still get the result but it involves extra cost to the company and you will feel the pain.
But now you as network administrator can smile, thanks to the PC inventory software, the task to perform inventory to hundreds of computers can be done in a very short time.
Software for PC inventory is ideal in network environments where all PC are connected to network. Nevertheless, home users can also get benefits from it but you cannot see the real power because its real power can be seen in a big network. PC or desktop inventory software can maintain inventory of the whole network.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the features of PC inventory software.
Take note that, the features and capabilities of PC or desktop inventory software can vary from other similar tools, but the idea is same – to keep record and track all the hardware and software details. There are two types of PC or desktop inventory software, one are client server based while others are server based.
For server based, PC or desktop inventory software is installed at server side and no agent needs to be installing on the client side. The software will scans all the nodes and peripheral devices on the entire network. Excellent PC or computer inventory software will detect; enterprise hardware inventory, software inventory, all in one computer inventory, security software; audit software license, track non network assets, schedule scan, manage network assets and many more.
All these features provide conveniences to a network administrator. Through this software feature, you will get all the details about system software and application software. You can gather data on type of operating system, service pack level, product key and serial number and also software that need install updates, track versions and software inventory details automatically.
On the hardware side, the software enables you to keep track all the hardware details like CPU types, motherboard, hard drives, processor, network cards, audio and video cards and memory and peripherals. PC inventory software also able to audits product keys and serial numbers of most application software programs and inform you about unused or under use of software licenses.
One feature of PC inventory software that really superb is the ability to alert you when something is removed, installed or replaced anywhere on the computer network. This software also can generate a report about all the installed components and changes made in them within no time. This software has made IT asset management is easy and fun.
As for client server base, an agent needs to be installing on all PC in your network. The agent will communicate with server and inform about the hardware or software status.
Good news is freeware PC inventory software can be found on the web. If you want more sophisticated features, you may have to purchase licensed copy.