Managing Software Licenses
Posted on 2007-11-19
I'm currently working on making an inventory of operating systems and software (Windows, Office) in our company's network. We have OEMs and Retail versions of Windows and Retail versions of Microsoft Office. I have difficulties to identify a real count of licenses for both products. Please, suggest some real life examples on managing licenses in working environment. How do usually network administrators manage this issue? What I've done so far is I purchased a software which allows me to find out which software is installed and which product keys where used for the installation. Another problem I encounter is that there're some computers with Windows which is installed with the same product key, not the one found on a sticker but with the manufacturer's preinstalled key...
I'm totaly confused. Please, help me to understand how can this issue be addressed.