I'll second OcsInventory. The small client installs on Mac, Windows and
Linux and can be customised for your needs. Out of the box, it provides a
full live inventory of all hardware and software and has some bonus
Clients regularly check in with the server keeping your inventory valid. On
a subnet basis, the most reliable PCs are elected to be 'ip discover'
agents - identifying unknown devices on the subnet and sending a list of
these to the server. The inventory can pull user defined registry entries
from windows - I find the list of startup programs useful. Software can be
pushed out to clients too.
Downside is quite complex setup if you want all features or want to connect
up to GPLI as mentioned, but for simple needs a basic setup should be okay.
Just dont forget (like I did) to make a note of the expiry date of your
security certificates and push out a new one before it expires.
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