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    Software management software

    Hi All,

    I am looking for an application which will allow me to log all my software discs and then allow me to search for a name, type or user to pull up their software.

    So for example, i need to know who has an adobe Premier CS3 licence, i can search for Premier or Cs3 and bring up the records

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Spiceworks might do this. I know it will pull installed applications and licence info as part of its network inventory. If you can tie machines to owners accurately this might work - although not sure if it would be searchable in the way you want as I haven't tried to use it that way.

    Otherwise, assuming you're talking 100s rather than 1000s of users, an Access database should be quite straightforward to put together.

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    Spice works kid of does what i want.

    The other functionality I wanted to use which i should have said earlier is to give each one a ref number which links to a file in a cabinet containing the media. EG - i search for adobe acrobat writer 10 and it comes up with the record showing who has a license, where they are and what number ref the media is.
    Every thing I can find online is for books or movies which doesn't really fit.

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    Maybe a simple access database will do or even an excel spreadsheet with the filters turned on..

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    I generally take advantage of the copyright exception which allows you to take one copy for archiving purposes (paraphrasing), so I can generally find the software when I need it to reinstall. I put the licence key in a txt file in the same folder. I'm not so organised with physical media
    Last edited by jmak; 25th February 2013 at 04:45 PM.

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    You can look at Network Inventory Explorer Network Inventory Software for Windows: Audit and Track Network Computer Inventory (Hardware & Software) It allows to audit licenses and serial numbers as you said.

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