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Best All Round PC Audit Tool

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I am looking for a System Utility that will allow me to logon to a PC, run an application and it will create a report for me that contains System configuration info, installed software, registery info(?), basically a detailed environment report on the specific machine it has been run on. It would also be nice if it could check for non genuine MS software.

Licencing wise it would be nice if it was not capped at a limit of PC's as it is only ever going to be installed or run on a PC, report generated and then not sued again on said PC.

Thanks in Advance, sorry if question is in the wrong area on the board
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I think Belarc Advisor (online tool) is pretty good.   ... Thinkpads_User
Sounds like you need Kaseya but u better bring your bank bags with you.

I use a collection of tools as I havent found any one free utility to do what u ask and BelArc SUX IMO.

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Originally I was thinking about Everest Ultimate which will give a report about almost everything on the machine.. Spiceworks is an awesome network monitoring tool which is free, and aslong as you're on a domain, it'll take information from each machine in the domain including licensing and allows you to create custom reports, both ad-hoc and scheduled.

SIW - System Information for Windows


It has freeware, technicians, and business versions. Use on single or multiple PCs in a corporate, educational, non-profit, military or government installation is prohibited with the freeware version. However the technician version sounds like it would work best for what you need. Very comprehensive report, and you can have it in a number of different formats.


Thanks for the solutions, Thusfar I like Belarc
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Thank you, and I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User

If you are using the freeware Belarc product in a business environment, based on your stated concerns about licensing, you might want to read theirs. It clearly states:

The license associated with this product allows for free personal use only. Use on multiple PCs in a corporate, educational, military or government installation is prohibited.

See http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

If you're not using it for business, no worries.

Thanks for the Assist. :-)


Yeah I have had conversations with Belarc regarding licensing and I am probably going to use a different version of their product, licenced for commercial use. Also internally I am looking at Spice Works which seems to be a reasonable product for Domain Monitoring