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Looking for systems inventory software

I would like to receive feedback about people's experiences in using software that compiles system inventories. I'm looking for software that has the following attributes:

1. Runs on Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, from XP upwards
2. Is capable of inventorising the hardware of an x86 or x64 system
3. Is capable of inventorising as wide a range as possible of software installed on the operating system
4. Is low cost or free. By low cost, I mean that I would like the per-node cost to be less than ¬9 per node.

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lightseekertooAuthor Commented:
Sorry, the cost should have shown 9 euro per node.
Spiceworks is a great free utility that scans your hardware over the network.  Keeps inventory and does much much more.

It will tell you the software installed as long as the settings permit, this is all done through snmp
Kamran ArshadIT AssociateCommented:

Spiceworks is a nice application. You can also use I-doit by installing WAMP on your windows box. Below is the extended list;

Spiceworks      www.spiceworks.com      Open-Source
PHPmyInventory      phpmyinventory.sourceforge.net      Open-Source
NetInvent      sourceforge.net/projects/netinvent/      Open-Source
GLPI      glpi-project.org      Open-Source
Domain Technologie Control      www.gplhost.com      Open-Source
SOSOS      home.hot.rr.com      Open-Source
Global Network Inventory      www.magnetosoft.com      Propriety
Autotask      www.autotask.com      Propriety
AdRem Inventory      www.adremsoft.com      Propriety
Alloy      www.alloy-software.com      Propriety
Assyst      www.axiossystems.com      Propriety
DEKSI Network Inventory       www.deksoftware.com      Propriety
Belarc Advisor      www.belarc.com      Propriety
Steel Inventory      www.steelsonic.com      Propriety
Dude      mikrotik.com/thedude.php      Propriety
SysAID      www.ilient.com      Propriety
i-doit           www.i-doit.org

Were any of those applications what you were looking for?
lightseekertooAuthor Commented:
I apologise for the delay in replying. I have been submerged in project work and have been unable to find some quiet time to revert.

My thanks go to both of you, JDominguezNY and uetian1707. I think that I should find what I need in your suggestions. I am increasing the points allocated and dividing them between you with a majority going to uetian1707 in recognition of the numerous suggestions.

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