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    Free Network Discovery: Station Name, Dell Service Tag, Installed Software, Printers

    I have to produce a complete list of my network stations with their names, service tags, installed software any network printers etc.

    As this is a one-off [for a new network deployment we are planning for the Summer] I do not want to buy a piece of software that I won't use again.

    I have tried some free software but they all have had their limitations: Alloy Discovery 5 does what I want but only for 10 stations [10 nodes] AutoScan Network crashes before completing a scan and McAfee Network Scan is still scanning the network since early this morning.

    Can anyone recommend a free bit of software that will complete this task for me in a reasonable time? [and export the results to CSV, Excel, TXT]

    Thanks.

    Workstation OS: Windows 7 Pro: SP1: 64 Bit [Scanning workstation: 2 GB RAM]

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    you could have a look at The Dude MikroTik Routers and Wireless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    you could have a look at The Dude MikroTik Routers and Wireless
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    Spice works : Free IT Community, Help Desk, and Network Monitoring - Spiceworks

    Question by someone with a brief guide on how to do output the inventory to csv / pdf etc ( depending on what you want to inventory ) : How can I export my inventory to excel - Spiceworks

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    depending what you need this may work network pc inventory script creates csv files of ad pcs its run on (i run as startup script) and records brief hardware sumary to the sescription field of ad

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    Spiceworks is ideal for doing this. It will even pull in your Dell warranties and make a pretty network map for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Spiceworks is ideal for doing this. It will even pull in your Dell warranties and make a pretty network map for you.
    Already running Spiceworks on one of my servers and getting it to look at the network. My new network supplier is not happy with the information provided by Spiceworks [should have mentioned this in the original post]

    I will go back to the server and look again to see if I can identify what is wrong with said data.

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    I have had another look at Spiceworks and it seems to do what you would expect. However I would like to modify the report it produces to have only one line per workstation. The report I get now has:

    Station name 1, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Model, Microsoft .Net
    Station name 1, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Java
    Station name 1, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Microsoft Office
    Station name 2, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Model, Microsoft .Net
    Station name 2, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Java
    Station name 2, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Microsoft Office
    ...

    It does this even if I don't request installed software.

    What I would like the report to do is

    Station name 1, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Model, Microsoft .Net, Java, Microsoft Office
    Station name 2, O/S, Serial Number, Manufacturer, Device Type, Model, Microsoft .Net, Java, Microsoft Office
    ...

    Would it be possible to condense the report to do this?

    Thanks.

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    OCS Inventory?

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    Or the freeware version of lansweeper might do the trick Network Inventory and Software Inventory Management for Windows Networks. You do need to run an exe on the clients though (can be done in logon script or GPO IIRC)...

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    Just use a script that reports back, one that writes the data to a db on your server or a csv.
    WMI/VB script to retrieve DELL service tag and model - Spiceworks
    TechNet Inventory.vbs: Generates A Report Of All Software Installed On A Computer

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