Audit software
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Audit software

  1. #1

    Nervous Newbie


    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    7
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Audit software

    potential new contract will require me to complete an audit of IT equipment at various sites.

    So rather than attending every device to manually audit. I want to deploy some decent (& free ideally) audit software onto a local DC
    and automate the process. So I can produce a report from each site as to what equipment is on site.

    Would like to capture make & model of pc/laptop serian numbers so I can check if still in warrenty, software installed.

    Does anybody have experience of doing a similar task & can you recommend a good audit product that will be capable of my goal.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    My post count is Majestic

    northernladuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    33,192
    Thanks (Given)
    135
    Thanks (Received)
    1348
    Likes (Given)
    1721
    Likes (Received)
    5808

    Default

    Don't you think this gig might not be the one for you?
    'CUK forum personality of 2011' - Winner - Yes really!!!!

  3. #3

    More time posting than coding


    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Floating in a sea of hyperbole
    Posts
    414
    Thanks (Given)
    46
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Given)
    160
    Likes (Received)
    117

    Default

    There's a list of what you could use here - Best Audit Software | 2017 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

    Current client uses a piece of software called dshostchecker which is set to auto run. I'm not sure what the reporting is like out of it, but I know that I kill it every morning from slowing my machine down.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. But Gandhi never had to deal with HMRC

  4. #4

    More time posting than coding


    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Floating in a sea of hyperbole
    Posts
    414
    Thanks (Given)
    46
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Given)
    160
    Likes (Received)
    117

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Don't you think this gig might not be the one for you?
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. But Gandhi never had to deal with HMRC

  5. #5

    I live on CUK

    SueEllen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    in the Park
    Posts
    26,913
    Thanks (Given)
    1254
    Thanks (Received)
    1025
    Likes (Given)
    4377
    Likes (Received)
    3935

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBW View Post
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    Nah he doesn't.

    The comments can be funny though...
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

  6. #6
    pr1
    pr1 is offline

    Fingers like lightning


    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    896
    Thanks (Given)
    4
    Thanks (Received)
    47
    Likes (Given)
    13
    Likes (Received)
    208

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBW View Post
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    29900 comments and counting, what do you think

  7. #7

    Super poster

    quackhandle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Bag End, The Shire, Middle Earth
    Posts
    2,024
    Thanks (Given)
    82
    Thanks (Received)
    76
    Likes (Given)
    793
    Likes (Received)
    322

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBW View Post
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    Think of it as contractor training for when you work with the permies.

    Good luck.

    qh
    He had a negative bluety on a quackhandle and was quadraspazzed on a lifeglug.

  8. #8

    Fingers like lightning


    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Northeast or where the money is
    Posts
    699
    Thanks (Given)
    7
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Given)
    82
    Likes (Received)
    120

    Default

    With Powershell and WMI it shouldn't be too difficult. You will find some code on Github and Codeplex. For personal use I've used Belarc Advisor, they don't licence it for corporate use but they have slightly different paid for options.

  9. #9

    Respect my authoritah!

    NotAllThere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Far away from HMRC
    Posts
    17,322
    Thanks (Given)
    187
    Thanks (Received)
    757
    Likes (Given)
    1224
    Likes (Received)
    2622

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBW View Post
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    Well apparently you don't!

    However, I do think awkward's question is perfectly reasonable. Funny though. Equipment audits I've observed have been typically carried out using students
    You won. Get over it.

    --drunk on abuse of power--

  10. #10

    My post count is Majestic

    northernladuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    33,192
    Thanks (Given)
    135
    Thanks (Received)
    1348
    Likes (Given)
    1721
    Likes (Received)
    5808

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBW View Post
    Don't you ever get bored with having to reply to every thread even if it's only to make sarky comments that add no value?
    Hell no. Best bit about the forum. If I didn't pr1 wouldn't be able to do any trolling anyway.

    And I think it is a perfectly reasonable. Having to ask about software to do a gig he's being paid top dollar for as an expert? The software is the easy bit. He's forgetting the point about whether a client will allow free software he knows nothing about on their system that's going to do network wide investigations which I would have thought was his main problem.
    Last edited by northernladuk; 15th February 2017 at 08:01.
    'CUK forum personality of 2011' - Winner - Yes really!!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.