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I am curious to see how some of you guys do a computer inventory. I work for a small school district and have been given the task again this year to do an inventory on all of our 1500 computers. I have been instructed to physically go to each machine spanning 4 campus and write down the serial number and computer name. This is driving me crazy... how do you guys do yours?

Thanks in advance :)

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In my company I have each computer barcoded and recorded in a SQL database. At the time of inventory I just go around and scan the computer's barcode and I have a program that tells me which computer's I have missed and where they are supposed to be at the time. I mean you could use RFID and that would make it really simple but there is an initial cost there. Anyway, that is how I do it.

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are the PCs in a domain? makes things much easier

I used two free sw packages: winventory and ocs ng.
google them up - it's much easier than barcodes or any tangible physical work at all.

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They are in a domain however I have computer's that are scattered throughout the country. I will check out those packages you posted though. Thanks.

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We use the Lansweeper computer inventory freeware software. we used in both the large company i'm currently working for (15 domains with over 4000 users) as for the small company i used to work for (1 domain with 100 users). they have a good functional demo, so it's worth giving it a try!

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