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    Exclamation Software for an inventory

    i dunno where to really post this but here goes. Im after some sofwtare to inventorise all the IT equipemnt within the school, within this inventory i will require to record teh detaisl of teh Item such as MAC address, Machine name, IP address, serial number, assest number (assigned by me when inventorising) room, Type of network card, and possible the main components such as CPU, hard drive, amount of RAM etc.
    Would be much appreciated if so one could point me in the direction of free software to help me do this inventory. Many thanks

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    This is what we use. It's pretty good too!
    http://www.spiceworks.com/

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    Using OCS-NG here

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    any problems with spiceworks have you found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    any problems with spiceworks have you found?
    Bit slow.... other than that, fantastic!

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    its faster than going round to every machine to get that info :P
    installed it here and im loving it

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    I use spiceworks as well, it has a lot of functionality not only as an inventory system but also as a call logging help desk as well. I have had minor problems, however these have been resolved the same day just by reading the FAQs, plus this was on an older version, these seem to have been resolved now.

    I also use Newt Freeware, this gives you everything in a spreadsheet format, such as OS, version, service packs, current logged on users, HADD, CPU speed, memory, and a host of other things, unlike Spiceworks this is just a simple App exe which you run and saves all the time setting up spiceworks.

    This is where I get NEWT from:

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/NEWT_d3181.html

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz350 View Post
    its faster than going round to every machine to get that info :P
    installed it here and im loving it
    he he ..... true!

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    or were you talking about the interface was slow.

    I find it a little sluggish during scans

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz350 View Post
    or were you talking about the interface was slow.

    I find it a little sluggish during scans
    Yes, can be a bit sluggish at times when browsing the Inventory.
    Basically, we use it for asset management / compliance reporting primarily which is dead good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennT View Post
    Bit slow.... other than that, fantastic!
    Spice works is web based do you do not have the "Asset List" on your servers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeC View Post
    i will require to record the IP address,
    Do you not use DHCP?

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    my mistake yes we do use DHCP

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