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I'm searching for a SW and HW inventory-tool for a small business. I found a lot of fancy and expensive tools on the net, but nothing which is useful for us.

I don't need something which can "scan the network". I need a cheap (or better free) tool, in which I can manage our hardware and software.


  • Buy date
  • warranty type and date
  • serial number
  • product number
  • manufacturer
  • model
  • vendor
  • user
  • item number
  • notes
  • (maybe some hw-details like RAM and CPU)


  • item number
  • title
  • version
  • manufacturer
  • serial number
  • license type and quantity
  • user(s)
  • notes

some suggestions / ideas? or questions regarding my needs?

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For figuring out what you have in your computer, I find Speccy to be quite nice (and free), but not a tool for collecting data about many machines I guess. – Svish Dec 2 '10 at 10:08
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Check out Spiceworks. It's free.


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I've been using Spiceworks since version 3 and it's awesome. I keep track of all my inventory like that. – Hondalex Dec 2 '10 at 14:39
Spiceworks looks good, but is an overkill for what I want to do. We now wrote our own little tool for that. – Thomas Deutsch Feb 15 '11 at 12:11

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