What is the best software to scan a network for software installations, patches, hardware information, etc.

I need to purchase a scanning/inventory to review the network...  Any server software suggestions would be great as well...

-software installations
-hardware information (serial numbers, bios information)
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copioAuthor Commented:
FYI:  Cost is a factor, please suggest low cost products as my company is relucatnat to spend money.
Hi Copio,

Well the cheapest / best out there for cost and effectivness is TrackIT.

here are some alternatives
http://www.pcprofile.com/auditbaselinev4.htm  ??

hope that will help you on your way....


Sohel RanaCommented:

Are you looking for inventory tracking software or network monitoring software? I am little bit confused. If you are looking for the first one then I will agree with the expert godd31 first option :


But if you are looking for network monitoring software then you can use one of these:




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copioAuthor Commented:
The Languard software looks like the best fit for us, thanks for the help.  Both suggestions are great...
Sohel RanaCommented:
Thanks copio.

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