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    Whole School Inventory

    Just wondering if anyone else has to manage a whole school inventory and if so what they use for it?

    At the moment we have everything from IT equipment to english text books in an excel spreadsheet with different tabs and I am looking to improve this (on the cheap).

    Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated

    Jason

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    We keep all the the pc info in Fog (with monitors and iwbs etc in the extra details part)

    Or theres this which is free GLPI - Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    We keep all the the pc info in Fog (with monitors and iwbs etc in the extra details part)

    Or theres this which is free GLPI - Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique
    Fog looks good - will have a look into this

    Was looking for an inventory that will look after non IT equipment as well

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    I think GLPI should do it all.

    Fog is more deployment type thing (ghost equivilent but better and free!)

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    Can you use a barcode on this software as we are trying to have an asset management system with barcode functionality?

    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think GLPI should do it all.

    Fog is more deployment type thing (ghost equivilent but better and free!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hol View Post
    Can you use a barcode on this software as we are trying to have an asset management system with barcode functionality?
    whenever i have used a barcode scanner i have been able to scan a barcode into anything - word doc, notepad etc. You just need to ensure that the correct field in the webpage is selected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    whenever i have used a barcode scanner i have been able to scan a barcode into anything - word doc, notepad etc. You just need to ensure that the correct field in the webpage is selected.
    Are you speaking in regards to GPLI or FOG. If it is FOG how do you obtain the copy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hol View Post
    Are you speaking in regards to GPLI or FOG. If it is FOG how do you obtain the copy?
    In regards to GLPI,

    Fog will do it all automatically. If the pc's are setup to network boot first you can run a Hardware Inventory where it boots the machines - scans the hardware reports back to the inventory and the machine is sitting in the list (under services).

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    Can you give me the web address for FOG

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by hol View Post
    Can you give me the web address for FOG

    Thank you
    fogproject.org

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    we use sharepoint lists a lot and now Spiceworks too

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    Fog is an imaging system.

    Spiceworks is good for inventories of things that have network cards. No network card = have to enter it yourself.

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    We are using Spiceworks as well but we need to have a manual entry system as well so that we have a network supported system like spiceworks and a manually entered system so that we can compare and contrast what Spiceworks picks up and what we pick up.

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